“If I can turn my life
around, anybody can.”
Join a safe and structured community approach to addiction recovery.
‘Cycling Across Canada’
Our recent graduate, Mat Fe, will be cycling across Canada to raise awareness about recovery from addiction.
He started his journey on May 1 from Halifax, NS and will be riding his BMX bike across Canada. The journey will span 5 months and more than 5000 Kilometers (3100 Miles).
To read more about his journey and how The John Volken Academy has helped him turn his life around, click on Read More.
It’s More Than Recovery
Walk alongside others in this holistic, long-term recovery program. Change your lifestyle. Earn an education and career training. Learn more about the Therapeutic Community model and how you can overcome addiction.
“I’d finally had enough.”
The descent into addiction is almost always coupled with increasing isolation. I don’t know if the worsening addiction leads to the withdrawal from society or vice versa. I just know that as addicts, we push well-meaning people away because of shame and because they interfere with using. The void created by the loss of human connection is the place where addiction’s most powerful chains are forged.
My experiences have convinced me that human connection, support, and healthy relationships are the lifeblood of recovery. John Volken Academy has saved my life.
4 Essentials for Getting Your Life Back:
Letters From JVA
We invite you to read ‘Letters from The John Volken Academy,’ written from the heart by students and family members who have witnessed the live changing transformation of loved ones. These letters are heart-wrenching, inspiring and pure, written after successful completion of the program.
Names of students have been replaced to protect their privacy.
‘Skills and Education Scholarships for Students in Recovery’
Our goal is to establish a solid education endowment fund that will provide scholarships for our students in recovery well into the future.
We have partnered with Vancity for this fundraiser. The money raised from this fundraiser will go towards providing employable education to students in recovery at The John Volken Academy. This includes scholarships for college education and vocational school.
To learn more about this initiative, please click on Read More.
One-Time Intake Fee. That’s it.
The program is free.
The John Volken Academy is funded by private charitable donations, friends of the Academy, supporting businesses and government.
Thanks to this funding, the program is free after a one-time intake fee.