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June 22nd 2020 - WE'RE OPEN ONCE AGAIN!

We're pleased to announce that we are now open and taking applications for individuals who are interested in addictions treatment at Tamarack. Click here for a copy of our application form or give us a call at 204-775-3546.


During these times, it’s even more important to support each other. And we want to help.

Tamarack Recovery Centre today has launched a new Addictions Recovery Phone Support Service. This is a non-crisis phone support service providing individuals with no cost, 1:1 support sessions from our Addictions Counsellors.

If you’re needing help to find resources, are looking to help someone you care about or finding it hard to stay sober, please reach out.

Find out more here: https://tamarackrecovery.org/images/pdfs/resources/Addiction_Recovery_Phone_Support_Services.pdf

March 18th 2020 - COVID-19 IMPACT ON PROGRAM

Yesterday Tamarack's management team made the very difficult decision to suspend services effective Friday March 20th for the next 3 weeks at a minimum.

In the interests of managing risk, keeping staff and clients safe and in the light of emerging information regarding social distancing, this is the most appropriate decision to take for our organization.

Although we don’t yet know when we will be operating again with clients, all current clients have been assured that when we do re-open, they will be able to resume their treatment program exactly where they left off and we will accommodate individual requirements for extra time as needed by each client.

In addition all current clients have been provided with extra resources to take off site to support them in their recovery. They will be contacted daily by their counsellor by phone for check-ins and support and an online private support group for this groups of clients and the staff has been established to maintain connection, offer encouragement and share resources during this time. 

We will also be supporting all our graduates and have let them know how to keep in touch with staff during this time in order to make sure they are feeling supported in their recovery and can reach out whenever they need.  

The Tamarack Management team will continue working full-time during this period and will be updating all staff, clients and our friends on social media over the coming weeks. Tamarack is dedicated to supporting and maintaining the well-being of our staff and as such, all employees will be provided their full pay during this three week period. As more information comes to light regarding recommended shut-down periods, we will continue looking at the best ways to support our team, ensuring that no staff member experiences financial hardship during any extended shut-down period. 

We are truly sorry to have to enact the decision to temporarily suspend in-house treatment but for now at least this seems the safest way forward. Please do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions. Keep up to date with news and resources by following us on Facebook or checking back here often. 

For a helpful resource on coping during a crisis like COVID-19 please click here.

January 8th 2020

Tamarack to receive a $1,754,171 grant from The Winnipeg Foundation, supported by the Moffat Family Fund!

Today The Winnipeg Foundation announced $5.27 million in grants support for mental health, addictions and community safety programming and Tamarack is thrilled to be one of the recipients of the new “Mental Health, Addictions and Community Safety Grants” (see news release here).

Tamarack Recovery Centre is deeply grateful to the Moffat Family and the Winnipeg Foundation for this incredible grant. It is a truly game-changing investment in supporting people experiencing addictions in our community.

Watch this space as we will be sharing more details on everything that this funding will facilitate very soon! 

December 5th 2019

For Giving Tuesday on December 3rd our Tamarack staff and board set a Giving Tuesday Challenge to ourselves and our supporters: We committed to donating at least $9,000 to support one individual with financial need through their addictions recovery if at least 50 people made a donation to our campaign. We are thrilled to announce that we more than met our challenge! Together with Tamarack staff, board and supporters, we raised $15,463 in donations to help individuals with financial need through their addictions recovery. We are overwhelmed and inspired by the generosity of our donors and we want to say a very big “Thank you”! 

September 17th 2019

Our 2018-19 Annual Report is hot off the press! Click here to read about Tamarack's activities, goals and successes over the past year.

December 19th 2018

Tamarack is pleased to report that after a three day on-site visit from Accreditation Canada we have been granted "Accreditation with Exemplary Standing" for the second time running! This is the highest level of accreditation that can be achieved by an organization and speaks to Tamarack's culture of continuous improvement and our unwavering focus on client and family-centred care. To read more about accreditation and what it means for Tamarack and the clients we serve, click here

March 6th 2018


Three women’s addictions treatment beds at Tamarack Recovery Centre have been facilitated through an innovative pilot project with a focus on crystal methamphetamine treatment.

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) is currently operating at full capacity at its 24-bed Women’s Residential Treatment Facility in Winnipeg, which provides short-term addictions treatment services. In order to help women access treatment quickly, AFM has funded three women’s treatment beds at our Winnipeg drug rehab centre.

“This arrangement will provide a means for AFM to help women on our wait list access service more quickly, by using the available treatment bed capacity at Tamarack Recovery Centre,” said Ben Fry, Chief Executive Officer for AFM. “In addition, Tamarack Recovery Centre's 60 day, longer-term treatment program will prove particularly advantageous for those clients who require longer stay options and the type of extensive aftercare support that is offered by Tamarack. This pilot project will be explored for its future opportunities to help the addictions system work in a more responsive and integrated fashion in response to the ever increasing demands for services.”

Because crystal methamphetamine treatment typically requires both immediate and long-term care, the beds at Tamarack will prioritize women seeking treatment for crystal meth addiction through the pilot project’s integrated, longer-term treatment approach.

“Working in this way, by sharing our resources and being able to respond to the needs of our community, is a positive step towards strengthening Manitoba’s addictions treatment system", said Lisa Cowan, Executive Director of Tamarack Recovery Centre. “Tamarack provides high-quality accredited treatment with extensive aftercare support. We are excited and encouraged to be able to offer this opportunity to more individuals who will benefit from this treatment.”

January 19th 2018

“I think it’s important to start talking about recovery and show what recovery looks like.”

Hats off to our graduate Stephanie for continuing to share her recovery journey in The Winnipeg Free Press today!

 “It’s great to be able to share a positive recovery story but it’s important to remember that I’m just one of many people who completed Tamarack’s program and went on to do good things” , says Stephanie.

We couldn’t agree more. We are blessed as a staff and organization to watch many people take back their lives every single day. We are proud to be part of each of your journeys!

To read the full story, click here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/oakes-family-saved-me-woman-says-470040223.html

January 18th 2018

Yesterday Tamarack alumni Stephanie Johnson sat down with CBC's Marcy Markusa to discuss addiction, recovery and the importance of long term care.

Listen to the interview here. 

January 15th 2018

Through the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation, Tamarack alumni Stephanie Johnson developed the "Addicts & Artists" project in the hopes of sharing the therapeutic value of artistic expression with others in recovery.

Says Stephanie: "I've been an artist most of my life. Both in addiction and recovery, expressive arts gave me a means of communicating when other avenues failed. This project was developed as a way of giving people like myself access to alternative ways of communicating, and I couldn't be more grateful to be able to work with Tamarack's clients".

View the inspiring video, which showcases some of Tamarack's clients who participated in this exciting project.

November 8th 2017 - MAAW is on!

Manitoba Addictions Awareness Week 2017 will be happening from November 13th to 17th. Be sure to check out some of the many interesting events planned around the province - you can download the listing here. Staff from Tamarack will be at the Wrap Up event at Portage Place Mall in Winnipeg so if you're around, come by for a chat. We look forward to seeing you.