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ROAR Program Continuation

Registered Name: Our Own Health Centre, Inc.

Business No: 849986237RR0001

ROAR Program Continuation

What is ROAR?

Rainbow Outpatient Addictions Recovery

  • ROAR is a free 16 week outpatient treatment program designed specifically for 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who are struggling with substance misuse.

  • This is a first-of-its-kind effort in Manitoba, and is modeled after a successful program initially designed in Vancouver by JP Grimard (BA, M.Ed. RCC).

  • Small-group sessions are held twice a week, and, in the evenings so that people who are working and/or going to school also can attend.

Using evidence-based models that have proven successful in harm reduction, ROAR provides a combination of practical skills and strategies for people to use in their recovery. ROAR also explores culturally relevant topics for members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

Overall, ROAR will offer a unique safe space that 2SLGBTQQIA+ people cannot access in other programs available to the general public.

The January 2024 pilot program focuses on the treatment of crystal meth and other stimulants.


We hope that with continued fundraising, we will be able to offer this program on an ongoing basis for the treatment of all substance misuse.

Each full ROAR program costs around $25,000 to run and is funded through donations. ROAR’s success will depend on people’s generosity.

Please consider donating to help us keep offering this important program for the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community.

This program offers free support for those struggling with Crystal Meth and other substance misuse.

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