Earlier this week the Province announced that it was renewing its commitment to the BC Addiction Recovery Association (BCARA).
Formerly known as the Recovery Council of BC, the BCARA has been provided $50,000 from the provincial government to hire staff and establishing more best practices for recovery residence operations.
“We are grateful for the support of this important resource for our sector, particularly when we are in the midst of a dual health crisis,” said Brenda Plant, BCARA board chair, in a statement on Tuesday.
“With this funding, we will be able to increase our capacity to deliver on our vision and ultimately support individuals […] with substance-use challenges along their recovery journey.”
According to a statement, the non-profit works to provide training, education, research and advocacy in the addiction recovery sector while providing safe recovery services.
The organization grew from the early work of the BC Centre on Substance Use and was officially established at the end of 2020.
The Province works with partners like BCARA to improve treatment and recovery services while ensuring there are improvements to safety, quality and consistency standards across the sector.
“We want people facing addictions to get services when they need them,” said Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions.
“I’m grateful for BCARA’s work to offer quality care for everyone, so people are supported when ready to begin their healing journey.”