The Phoenix Society fosters a healthy community free of substance misuse where participants are able to:
Actively engaged in recovery & growth.
Deserving of good health, free of substance misuse.
Experiencing reciprocal, positive human relationships.
Since our founding in Surrey, British Columbia, in 1989* we have worked with more than 30,000 participants.
Some 82% of our participants between 2014 and 2015 finished the addiction services program, without returning to substance misuse.
Participants achieved this success even while facing challenges like homelessness and criminal charges.
Phoenix promotes health and wellness in the community by creating inclusive learning spaces where participants uncover their strengths and realistically appraise their challenges. Then, they move to action planning with the support they need to advance toward fulfilling their life goals.
Participants also achieved the following impressive goals:
I lived bitterly homeless for three-and-a-half years… today I am a Corporate Accounts Manager with a wonderful wife and daughter. “Norm” (Former Phoenix Participant, age 38)
My focus became DRUGS… Get and do… get and do. Today, I’m making a difference and I’m helping people. “James” (Former Phoenix Participant, age 24)
I lost my job, my home, my family and friends to my addiction. Now I have a good future ahead of me. “Rob” (Former Phoenix Participant, age 32)
Addiction cost me my self-respect. It separated me from my family and friends and finally cost me my job. Today, I have my own business! “Chris” (Former Phoenix Participant, age 26)
Get to know The Phoenix Society through our stories.
Our integrated services model provides:
These are the key building blocks participants need to exit the cycle of addiction and homelessness.
If you are interested in becoming free of substance misuse within a supportive community, and gaining access to resources that will help you achieve your life goals, let us help you shift your focus from what’s wrong to what’s strong.
Phoenix Society is dedicated to social innovation through community initiatives.
A strengths-based approach which helps you shift focus
from what’s wrong to what’s strong.
*Phoenix Society incorporated as a non-profit society and registered charity in 1992.