Bringing my Daughter Back

Bringing my Daughter Back

Hi there, My name is Charity, and my daughter is Mady. When Mady was a little girl, her love for art sparkled as soon as she could hold a crayon. She would draw pictures of our family, her cat, flowers, rainbows and so much more. Her creativity grew into dance, her...
Honouring Grace Ethier (Wood)

Honouring Grace Ethier (Wood)

We dedicate this blog to the loving memory of Grace Wood and with love to her friends and family and the thousands of people she helped recover. In 1985 Freda Harris was hired by the Julien House Society, formerly the governing body of Westminster House, to provide a...
Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteer Appreciation

Westminster House staff would like to recognize all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication to recovery and for helping Westminster House fulfill its mission.  Emile D. has gone above and beyond this holiday season. Emile’s creative and resourceful...
The Return of Our Holiday Open House

The Return of Our Holiday Open House

On Friday December 16th, WHS was happy to host its clients and their families along with staff, alumnae, and community partners to celebrate the holidays after a 3-year hiatus.  The festive night included some savory eats, warm drinks, delicious holiday baking, and...
Recovery Works – Kristin’s Journey

Recovery Works – Kristin’s Journey

So, after a bit of discussion, it was brought to my attention that it may come across that I (I can only speak for myself) may come across as “anti-harm reduction”. Something that was discussed at last night’s panel, which is also what I believe, is...
Recap: Clean Up New West 2022

Recap: Clean Up New West 2022

WHS’ Clean-Up New West 2022 was a huge success. With the help of our clients, alumnae, friends, and community we were able to collect a whopping 1776.6lbs of garbage! Taking place at Tipperary Park, the event featured a city-wide clean-up, garbage weigh-in,...