The Calder Centre assists individuals and families with recovery from chemical dependency. The Center offers a holistic, cross-cultural recovery program, provides a healthy environment conducive to meeting clients’ recovery needs, and delivers services in partnership with health districts, agencies, communities and consumers. (Calder Centre Pamphlet)
Programs are based on a 4 week stay, but offer flexibility to abbreviate or extend the length of stay depending on the individual’s needs.
All programming provides counseling and education on substance use/abuse. It is group based and provides competency-based treatment to match individualized treatment goals.
Gender specific treatment is provided based on research that indicates males and females differ in onset, consequences and recovery from substance use/abuse.
A variety of therapeutic approaches and philosophies support service delivery which include but is not limited to:
- Brief Solution Focused
- Motivational Interviewing
- Transtheoretical Model of Change
The multidisciplinary team consists of a variety of professionals which include:
- Addiction Counsellors
- Recreation Therapists
- Social Workers
This facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Calder Centre Adult Program
A 32-bed inpatient treatment program that provides a safe, supportive environment to assist chemically dependent individuals through the stabilization process of recovery.
Calder Centre Youth Program
A 12-bed inpatient treatment program that provides stabilization services to adolescents with chemical dependency issues while engaging their families in the treatment and recovery process.
Volunteering at the Calder Centre
Calder Centre’s philosophy is that volunteers, properly selected, orientated, trained, assigned and supervised can:
- Provide client care
- Supplement the role of paid staff
- Stimulate client’s interest in creative and community activities as well as intellectual and recreational pursuits in order to help them develop non-chemical leisure interests.
All volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of forty hours of service. Orientation is required of all volunteers prior to their placement. Volunteers undergo a trial period of one month in order to ensure both the volunteer and Calder Centre are satisfied with the placement.
Continuing education opportunities are available for volunteers’ personal development.
To apply to volunteer with the Saskatoon Health Region please follow the steps outlined in the “I want to volunteer – what do I do next?” FAQ. Available volunteer opportunities vary depending on current client needs and vacant volunteer positions. Call the preferred site listed on the application form for a list of current volunteer opportunities. Please contact Saskatoon City Hospital Volunteer Workforce for more information.