Together We Can has specific Addiction Therapy Programs that address and treat issues within the indigenous community, but also offers spiritual healing traditions and teachings to all of their residents.
Indigenous Recovery Program Facilitators
Dan Bernard, CCAC
Dan Bernard has been employed as one of the Client Coordinators at Together We Can since 2013. He is an active member of the Tri-Cities recovery community and earned his CCAC designation as a Certified Canadian Addictions Counsellor from the CACCF.
Dan ensures that clients adhere to rules and regulations at Together We Can and coordinates their involvement in additional programs and specialized groups. Always one to impart his knowledge of recovery, Dan strives on a daily basis to help clients experience all the benefits our Residential Treatment Program has to offer.
Tyler Craig, BA
Indigenous Cultural Coordinator
Tyler Craig has both a practical and academic understanding of indigenous culture and traditions. He received his Bachelor of Arts majoring in Aboriginal Studies and has conducted research in First Nations community development issues. Originally from Northern Alberta, Tyler is of mixed Cree and Metis background and has been active in indigenous cultural events and ceremonies across western Canada.
Tyler has adult education experience having delivered skills training workshops to Aboriginal job seekers and working one on one with indigenous people to overcome their barriers. He also has community engagement experience and has a strong understanding of the importance of an inclusive process in program development and strategic planning. As indigenous cultural coordinator, Tyler aims to ensure the cultural and spiritual needs of clients with diverse indigenous backgrounds are met during their treatment. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys swimming, camping and spending time in the outdoors.
Wade is a certified addiction counsellor specializing in issues specific to North American Indigenous cultures. With 12 years of sobriety, Wade has the front-line experience to accompany his Addictions Counselling Certification from VCC and Family and Community Certificate from the Native Education College in BC.
Wade is a Lenape Native of the Delaware Nation, his people are the Munsee grounded in the Eastern Canadian Indigenous heritage. After finding sobriety on August 24th, 2004, Wade began to explore his desire to help those struggling with substance misuse and mental health disorders.
Jackson obtained a Certificate of Counselling Science, and a specialized Alcohol and Drug Counselling Certificate from the Counsellor Training Institute of Canada. After earning these certificates in 2000, Jackson was employed by the Native Court Worker and Counselling Association of Vancouver where he worked as an addictions counsellor and manager.
Jackson supervised four programs for this organization including Alcohol and Drug Counselling, Detox Management, Elder Support and HIV Prevention.
Bill has been an employee at Together We Can for over eleven years. Previously, Bill worked in Outreach Services for the Native Friendship Centre and volunteered at the Open Door in the Downtown Eastside helping indigenous youth find access to housing and addiction services.
Bill eventually developed a Sports Program for Indigenous youth which allowed them to participate in recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, and team sports.