Providence Care’s Recovery College is an adult learning centre. The program focuses on providing free education and opportunities to support mental health, wellness, and recovery.
Our Recovery College courses are co-designed and co-delivered by health care and social service providers and peer facilitators – people with lived experience of mental health challenges and/or addictions.
Each course is interactive and provides a positive learning environment, supporting personal empowerment, connection, and hope. Recovery is a journey, not a destination. Everyone is welcome to attend. No previous experience or education level is required.
How Do I Enroll?
This is a self-referral process; all enrollment must be completed by the student. If you are interested in becoming a student, please complete the attached enrollment form and/or contact the Recovery College to arrange a time to meet with a coordinator:
Ellie Lambert: 613-540-6165 ext. 34401
Jenna Sands: 613-540-6165 ext. 34340
Fax: 613 540 6169
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend Recovery College courses?
Anyone aged 18+ who is looking for support or who wants to explore their own wellness.
Those who are supporting family members or friends, as well as people working in the mental health and/or addiction field are welcome to attend. No referral is needed. Please see enrollment information at the beginning of this handbook or use the contact information to learn more.
What happens in a course?
Our courses are interactive, friendly, informative, and fun to help students in their recovery and wellness journey. Two people co-facilitate each course; one an education expert, and the other an expert with lived experience. Those who have personal experience will share their journey as part of the course.
What courses will be offered?
Courses differ depending on semester and season, however some examples of courses are:
- Recovery 101
- Muse in Music
- Mental Health CPR
- Learning to Live with Stress
- (ED)ucation: inside the world of eating disorders
- Working through Perfectionism with Watercolour
See enrollment package for more information.
Where will the courses be held?
The majority of courses are held at our main site at 533 Montreal St., Kingston ON. We also deliver courses in community venues across Kingston. Locations for each course can be found
in this student handbook.
How much do courses cost?
All courses are free. Registration is required before attending. How is the Recovery College different from mental health support groups/programs? Our courses offer a unique learning experience focused on collaboration and knowledge sharing, education, and creativity, to foster empowerment and hope. They are designed with input from qualified and experienced educators and informed by the community. Each course has clear learning outcomes and activities to help you explore and build resiliency. Each course is also co-facilitated by a peer facilitator, individuals with personal or family experience with a mental health or substance use concern.
What qualifications do I need to have to attend Recovery College?
None; all of our courses are open to anyone at all levels and during all stages of recovery. All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to participate.