403-261-7921
Email: nasgeneral@nass.ca
Fundraising: druedfraser@nass.ca

SUNRISE 
HEALING
LODGE

Providing addictions treatment through Indigenous Culture and the 12 step program of recovery to people from
ALL WALKS OF LIFE.

Our all NEW revolutionary treatment program seamlessly blends culture and the 12 step program, allowing our clients to work through all 12 steps while in treatment, using cultural practices to connect with their spirituality.
Sunrise also offers the only TRUE ZERO BARRIER OUTPATIENT PROGRAM of it's kind in Calgary.
PLEASE CALL US AT 403-261-7921 WITH ANY QUESTIONS

General Inquiries

403-261-7921
nasgeneral@nass.ca

Admissions

403-269-5578
admissions@nass.ca

Fundraising

403-261-7921 ext. 116
druedfraser@nass.ca

“In the spirit of respect and truth, we honor and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge the members of the Metis community and specifically, the Métis Nation of Alberta – Region Three. Finally in the spirit of reconciliation and because we are all treaty people, we also acknowledge all Calgarians who make our homes in the traditional Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta.”

Recovery Is About The
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

Our Gala Event is a semi-formal fundraising event featuring recovery speakers, Indigenous presentations, a live & silent auction and a world class buffet dinner to help us raise the funds needed to support our agency!

Tickets are now on sale for our Gala! Seating is limited to 200 for this event! Please join us and help our agency in changing peoples lives. Contact our Marketing Coordinator at 403-261-7921 for ticket sales!!!

Sunrise Healing Lodge Would Like To Thank Our
Employees Of The Month

Sunrise Healing Lodge would like to congratulate and thank our two employees of the month for this past month of June, Outpatient Addictions Counsellor and Social Inititatives Liaison Karen & Client Support Partner Victoria!

Both of these staff members exhibited excellence in their dedication and commitment to our agency, and along with all of our staff, we are very grateful for their service!

Thank you!

Our Client’s Journey Into Recovery

Our Alumni Are Our Success

Hi, My name is Mireille, and I’m an addict.
My world was torn apart on a Monday in November about a year ago. It was on this day that I realized that my addiction had become so unmanageable, that I could not provide a safe environment for my two young children. I entered my first day of the inpatient treatment program at Sunrise a month after my children were apprehended by child and family services. This was my first time in a treatment program and my first time admitting that my life was unmanageable due to my addiction.
My 42 days of treatment in Sunrise taught me the background of my disease and introduced me to the 12 Steps of the program of Recovery. I also learned how to live a healthy life, cultural teachings, and made friendships. The most important thing that Sunrise taught me was how to find my God. Finding God is an integral part of recovery and is the arch to which I could walk through toward my new life.
January 8, 2018 was my Marble Ceremony from Sunrise. My Mother flew in from BC and my children attended the ceremony as a support. It was a day where I could see my future with my children in it and had a sense of hope for my life.
Sunrise and being a part of a 12 Step fellowship has drastically changed my life. In the Spring I completed my 12 steps with a Sponsor. The most important step is Step 12; actively working with others. I can honestly say, working with others saves my life, every single day. I have challenged myself to obtain two service positions within a 12 Step fellowship as well as a service commitment as Secretary on the Sunrise Alumni group.
My life today is remarkable. I live a life filled with Hope, Faith and Courage every day. I have been blessed to carry my message with the addict who still suffers at Alpha House and Renfew Detox Centres. Attending meetings and continually working with other women is the bright part of my days. Being a proud member of the Sunrise Alumni, I have had the pleasure of dropping into classes as an out- patient and attending Marble Ceremonies. I signed a full time continuous teaching contract this month and am excited to set up my classroom. Our children, who have been living in foster care for 9 months, are starting to transition back to our care and will be back living with our family full time this Fall. My husband and I have committed to providing a safe family to our children.
I am a proud and grateful member of Sunrise Alumni!

Mireille

Sunrise Alumni

My name is Isaac and I am a recovered addict.
Today I am recovered with the help of friends, fellowship, a sponsor and God. Not to forget the place where my journey started, Sunrise. My experience at Sunrise was breathtaking along with very spiritual. There were times that I wanted to walk out because I got tired, but Sunrise never gave up on me and for that I could never repay them. My recovery journey has had its bumps in the road but with the tools I learnt at Sunrise today I am able to overcome those bumps and keep pushing for the next day. It’s been such a blessed journey since I decided to let go and let God take over my life. Miracles happen in my life every single day, not because I just put down the drugs and booze, because I put in the work. To all future clients of Sunrise I promise if you put half the work you did into this program as you did in getting the next drink or drug I promise you’ll be amazed with the results! Just keep pushing and never give up. Thank you to Sunrise and the recovery community for my sobriety!

Isaac

Sunrise Alumni

We Are An Accredited Agency

Sunrise is proud to have achieved it’s Accreditation with Commendation from Accreditation Canada.  

Who benefits from accreditation?
Leadership: Accreditation adds credibility for quality improvement, supports changes to policies and procedures, minimizes risk and helps provide more consistency of services
Staff: Accreditation engages staff in continuous quality improvement, improves safety, and streamlines onboarding through access to clear policies and procedures
Clients & Families: A good accreditation program fosters respectful, compassionate, culturally appropriate, and competent care that is responsive to the needs, values, beliefs, and preferences of clients and their family members.
Payers, funders and government: Accreditation shows accountability and a commitment to the continual process of quality improvement
Suppliers and partners: Accreditation adds to the credibility and visibility of your organization


source: Accreditation Canada

Click the link below to learn more about Accreditation Canada

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Latest Sunrise News

Our blog is where you will find the latest Sunrise news, including upcoming events, program information and cultural activities!

Thank you Mr. Luan and Staff!

Sunrise Healing Lodge was incredibly honoured to have the Government of Alberta’s Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Mr. Luan, and his staff, Marshall and Eric, spend some time[…]

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Our Cultural Gardens Are Started!

It’s not just our Sweat Lodge flying forward, our Cultural Gardens have started! We have our Sage planted and will be planting Sweetgrass and Traditional Tobacco next! Sunrise Healing Lodge[…]

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Construction at Sunrise Continues!

We have completed our outdoor benches for our clients to sit and receive the Elder’s Teachings before entering our Sweat Lodge for Ceremony!! We are very proud to be completing[…]

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We Are Ready To SWEAT!!

We have been hard at work building the rock corral and the Altar for our Sweat Lodge at Sunrise! We now have our rocks and are ready to have one[…]

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Program Features

INTEGRATED CULTURAL COMPONENTS IN THE DAILY PROGRAM AT SUNRISE, SUCH AS:
-DAILY SMUDGE      -SWEAT LODGES
-PIPE CEREMONIES  -SAGE PICKING
-TIPI SET UP           -CULTURAL GAMES
-ELDER COUNSELLING
CLIENTS PROGRESS THROUGH ALL 12 STEPS OF THE PROGRAM CREATED BY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WHILE IN TREATMENT AT SUNRISE, LEAVING OUR CLIENTS READY TO CARRY THE MESSAGE TO THE OTHER ADDICTS UPON GRADUATION
RECOVERY GROUPS COVERING INCLUSION IN THE 12 STEP FELLOWSHIPS, SUCH AS:
-THE DIFERENCES BETWEEN TREATMENT & MEETINGS                   -SPONSORSHIP           
-HOW TO START A MEETING
-THE 12 TRADITIONS   -SERVICE WORK
CLIENTS ARE ASSIGNED A TEAM OF COUNSELLORS THAT WILL SUPPORT THEM AND GUIDE THEM THROUGH THE PROGRAM AT SUNRISE, ALONG WITH THE SUPPORT OF ALL OTHER STAFF AT THE CENTRE
SUNRISE HEALING LODGE

Providing holistic treatment based on Indigenous Culture and the 12 Steps

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The Sunrise Healing Lodge

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The Sunrise Healing Lodge Family

Our unique and ecclectic staff come together every day to reach out to those seeking to change their lives and live free from addiction!

Huan Li

Accounting Director

Deborah Axworthy

Director of Facility Operations

Devin Rued-Fraser

Training and Marketing Director

Aimee Boulton

Administrative Assistant

Bryan Flack

Director of Programs and Initiatives

Jodie Uzelman

Director of Inpatient Services

Jennifer Leggett

Admissions Coordinator

Jordan Bareshinbone

Director of Indigenous Initiatives

Mary Aubichon

Family Program Counsellor and Child & Family Services Liaison

Tamra Petersen

Senior Addictions Counsellor

Distance Bullock

Addictions Counsellor: Culture and Community Support

Mary Olarte

Addictions Counsellor: Faith Community Liaison

Kristel Slawik

Addictions Counsellor: Social Work Liaison

Karen MacKay

Outpatient Addictions Counsellor: Social Initiatives Liaison

Melody Provost

Addictions Counsellor: Resource Liaison

Oman Ojwato

Client Support Partner

Victoria Fontaine

Client Support Partner

Sara Benson

Client Support Partner

Leila Constanza

Client Support Partner

Amira Mearns

Client Support Partner

Veronica Medina-Galindo

Client Support Partner

Maria Hajcik

Client Support Partner

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