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Changes to In-Person Meetings

Due to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in British Columbia, Avalon Recovery Society has made the decision to limit the number of people attending an in-person meeting to five people maximum. Registration in advance is mandatory. If you haven’t registered you will be asked to wait outside until we can determine capacity for the…

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New project to expand Avalon’s virtual recovery services

We are thrilled to share details about Avalon’s exciting new project! The AvalOnline project is a groundbreaking endeavour that will expand Avalon’s online services and resources, helping women find peer support, connection and addiction recovery – wherever they are. As the world moves towards an uncertain future, we know we must be able to provide…

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Recovery Month 2020: #CelebratingRecovery with Avalon

September is Recovery Month in Canada! We want to use this month to come together to build connections and awareness around addiction and mental health. We’re very excited to be celebrating recovery this month to highlight the strength, resilience, and inspiration that comes with recovery, and hope to foster more connections in the process. We…

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Avalon welcomes Annie McCullough and Bojana Nedic to the Board of Directors!

We are beyond excited to welcome Annie McCullough and Bojana Nedic to the Avalon Recovery Society Board of Directors! Our hardworking volunteer Board of Directors leads Avalon’s mission and vision, supporting all aspects of the organization and driving our strategy forward. Read on to learn more about these two inspiring women who have joined our…

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Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock gets a makeover!

Main meeting room Thanks to the generosity of the White Rock Community, donors and hardworking volunteers, our Avalon Women’s Centre in White Rock has a fresh new look. Earlier this year, work began to help transform Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock to reflect the warm, welcoming, and wonderful Centre it is. Led by interior designer…

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First phase of Avalon re-opening beginning July 6

Avalon welcomes the Government of B.C.’s recent announcement that the province will begin our gradual entry into Phase 3 of the provincial re-opening approach. In line with our update on May 26, we are now planning how we can facilitate a limited number of safe in-person meetings at our Avalon Women’s Centres. These in-person meetings…

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Avalon begins planning for gradual re-opening

We welcome yesterday’s news that the Government of B.C. is moving towards Phase 3 of the provincial re-opening plan! This means that Avalon can begin the process of planning how we can safely and gradually re-open our doors. Our biggest piece of guidance in this process will be the results collected from our Future of…

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Update on Avalon Women’s Centres

At Avalon Recovery Society, we take the health and safety of our community very seriously. Many women in recovery have underlying health conditions and are vulnerable to infection and illness, and we have an incredibly small staff and volunteer team that we rely on to operate.   To protect the wellbeing of our community and…

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Thank you TELUS and TELUS Friendly Future Foundation!

We are so incredibly grateful to TELUS and the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation for all their support of Avalon Recovery Society during this difficult time. When we needed to close our three Avalon Women’s Centres in March due to COVID-19, TELUS stepped in to generously donate teleconference lines for each Centre. This technology allowed us…

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Update on closure of Avalon Women’s Centres

After looking at current public health recommendations and the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia, the Avalon Board of Directors has made the decision that our Avalon Women’s Centres will remain closed until April 30, 2020. The decision to re-open on May 1 will be made based on public health guidelines at that time. Although our…

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