Recovery Initiatives

Help Co-Create a Recovery-Oriented Community of Practice

CAI and the British Columbia Addiction Recovery Association (BCARA) are developing a provincial community of practice (CoP) for bed-based substance use treatment and recovery service providers.

What is a Community of Practice?

A CoP is a group of people who share a common interest or profession that meet regularly to share knowledge, skills, advice, and support. By bringing together different people who don’t normally interact with each other, either as frequently or at all, a CoP can build and strengthen pathways for communication, learning, knowledge exchange, and collaboration within the sector, and enable members to tackle system-level issues as a group.

How will the Community of Practice work?

This online community would be open to all licensed, registered, provincially or federally funded treatment and recovery service providers and organizations in BC.

Membership would be free, and include access to monthly meetings, a community website and resource library, and a bi-monthly newsletter. In the first 12 months, 10 virtual meetings would be hosted, which would be a mix of formal learning sessions and interactive dialogue sessions, with topics decided on by members.

The purpose and goals of a CoP are co-created by its membership. In this way, a CoP may serve one or multiple functions, or adapt over time to best meet the needs of the community. Check out our Project Backgrounder for more information.

Please complete the Planning Survey – we value your input!

Help CAI & BCARA create a community of practice that works by taking a short survey online. The survey will only take 10-15 minutes and will be open until November 19, 2021.

Who should complete this survey?

  • Owners or operators of bed-based substance use services, such as:
      • Licensed substance use treatment facilities
      • Registered support recovery homes
      • First Nations Health Authority treatment centres
  • Staff and volunteers who work at a bed-based substance use facility
  • Health systems partners and community organizations who work with bed-based substance use services

Will I be compensated?

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card (odds of winning are 1 in 8).

To complete the survey, click here.

Questions? Please contact us.

CAI Contact:
Emily Wagner, CoP Project Lead
t: 604-638-1172 ext. 119 | 1-877-456-9085
e: [email protected]