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We believe that everyone can learn something to support themselves or their loved one’s progress on their recovery journey.

Not as a patient, client, caregiver or member of staff, but simply a student – no previous education required! Learning together with only one shared label of ‘student’, we believe that we can begin to break down the barriers and stigma, and support whatever your background, to benefit from the richness of experience.

At Recovery College we use an educational-based approach to help people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to become experts in their own self-care, make informed choices and do the things that they want to do in life.

All of our courses are co-developed and co-delivered in partnership with our peer support workers who are experts by experience: they all have their own lived experience of mental health or addiction, or are supporting someone else with a mental health or addiction challenge.

At the Recovery College we place emphasis on people’s talents and strengths. We will inspire optimism, encourage students to consider their future opportunities, moving them towards a culture of personal empowerment and feelings of hope.

The Recovery College welcomes everyone in Calgary to attend our free, aspirational course on recovery and wellbeing. We are open to everyone in the community – service users, professionals, family, friends and members of the public.

All of our courses are interactive and positive learning experiences, emphasizing hope, control and opportunity. We see recovery as a journey, not an end point. Recovery College courses encourage a richer life through learning.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 403-297-1402 or email recovery.college@cmha.calgary.ab.ca. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Want to volunteer in our Recovery College? We have many opportunities available. To register your interest and find our more information, please email hr@cmha.calgary.ab.ca.