• The Student Becomes the Master – A Practicum Experience at Together We Can

    I am very thankful for the opportunity to complete my graduate counselling practicum at Together We Can. I worked with a dedicated team of professionals and an outstanding supervisor. It has been an enriching and unforgettable learning experience. Read more
  • CTV News – Fentanyl Overdoses – Front Line Workers

    Phil Western, an addiction counsellor at Together We Can, shares his thoughts with CTV News on the causes surrounding the fentanyl crisis in British Columbia, and some possible solutions. Western claims the dramatic rise in fentanyl use and subsequent overdoses is most likely a “matter of economics”. The use of fentanyl... Read more
  • Together We Can – Staff Spotlights

    Courtney Nichols – MC:AT, RCC Art Therapist, Registered Clinical Counsellor Courtney Nichols obtained a Master’s degree in Art Therapy in 2003 and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in B.C. She is also Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for anxiety disorders with additional specialty training and experience working in the areas of depression,... Read more
  • “The Best Job in The World” – Addictions Therapist

    “I think I have the best job in the world! I get to see the “gifts of recovery” in action…” This has been a big year. Starting to run addiction treatment groups at TOGETHER WE CAN has been one of the highlights. I just finished my 3rd cohort of a... Read more
  • TWC’s Marathon Matt

    TWC's very own Matt Rands took to the streets in the Vancouver's BMO marathon Sunday May 3 and completes the amazing feat of endurance. Read more
  • Young in Recovery

    One of our very own Support Workers at Together we Can tells his tale of being Young in recovery. Read more
  • Doomed to Die as God’s Biggest Joke

    James O'Dea talks about his dark past and the light that shines upon it now through the work of God. Read more
  • Spotlight: Jimmy Sandes, Second-Stage House Manager

    Who: Jimmy Sandes What: TWC Second-Stage House Manager Clean Time: 11 1/2 months I arrived at Together We Can on February 10th when I relapsed after five years clean. Up until that point I was directionless but I understood the principles and assistance available if I simply reached out.... Read more
  • Compassion is a Free Meal

    At first glance, TWC Kitchen Manager Mark Oliveria fits the stereotypical profile of an individual who knows his way around a cookhouse: a stocky frame encompassing European features with a look in his eyes that govern his environment more than words ever could. These are necessary qualities for a... Read more
  • Redemption and Reconciliation

    While complete abstinence is key to recovery, every addict requires some form of healing or understanding from trauma that they have experienced in their life to maintain sobriety. This is Matt's story. Read more