Culturally appropriate addictions recovery community announced for Enoch Cree Nation –

April 25th, 2023

“To have a one-year opportunity where it’s going to be a broader conversation on the aftercare piece as well. We’re working towards that. We’re taking action. We have to.” —Enoch Chief Cody Thomas

A new addictions recovery community to open sometime next year on the Enoch Cree Nation will provide 75 beds.

Chief Cody Thomas signed a memorandum of understanding with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith yesterday that sees the province commit up to $30 million in capital costs for the new recovery centre.

Smith said her government was also committed to supporting operations of the centre, although she did not specify what that budget figure would be.

The centre, the second of its kind on a First Nation, will have the capacity to support up to 300 people per year. People will be allowed to stay for a full year in order to build life skills and change outcomes when they leave.

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