Family Programs

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3-Day Bruce Oake Family Healing Program

At Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, we understand that substance use disorder not only affects the person who is struggling, but also their family, friends and loved ones. Families often need education and support to protect their well-being and develop an understanding how to support their loved one throughout the recovery process.

If you are supporting a loved one who is a past, present, or future Bruce Oake participant, we offer an in-house 3-Day Bruce Oake Family Healing Program where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the disease, its affects on you and discover new solutions to support the healing journey for yourself and family member.

Goals of the Program

Concerned significant others are the focus of this program. The goals are to:

  • Help you learn about your own behaviors that may unintentionally be promoting adverse responses from your loved one, and
  • Replace those behaviors with new positive ways to communicate and solve problems.

Rather than react, you will learn how to effectively interact with your loved one.

Key Program Topics

  • The disease of addiction
  • Family roles and systems
  • Attachment
  • Communication
  • Boundaries
  • From fixing to positive reinforcement
  • Introduction to the-12 step system
  • Relapse prevention
  • Self-care

The 3-Day Bruce Oake Family Healing Program is offered on the following days and times: 

  • Friday: 6pm-9pm
  • Saturday: 9am-4pm
  • Sunday: 9am-2pm

Call the Centre to register for the next available workshop: 431-996-6253


CRAFT Program

Together, Bruce Oake Recovery Centre has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Manitoba to offer Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT).

The CRAFT program was designed for concerned significant others to help get their loved one into treatment. The goals of CRAFT are:

  • To improve the quality of life and functioning of the concerned significant other
  • To reduce their loved one’s substance use
  • To engage the loved one in treatment and support

The aim of this program is to provide education, empowerment, and hope by developing positive and supportive ways of interacting with your loved one. CRAFT is an approach for families who have a loved one struggling with mental health and substances. Both programs are built on the principles of positive reinforcement, an open communication style, and an understanding of healthy boundaries with natural consequences.

CRAFT is offered through our partner organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association. For schedule and registration, please call: 204-982-6100 or visit


Bruce Oake Family Alumni Group

The Bruce Oake Family Alumni Group aims to bring awareness to the importance of family care during the process of recovery and to help break the stigma of substance use disorder in the community.

Educating ourselves helps support our loved ones navigate recovery. We understand feelings of confusion, frustration, anger and helplessness. We are here to support and share our collective experience. You are not alone.

The precursor to the Alumni Family Group is the 3-Day Family Healing Program.

The family alumni meetings are offered on the following days and times:

  • In person - Every First Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Online - Every Fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Email for meeting links.

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