Continuing a legacy
CIRP was founded in the mid 1980s in response to a growing need to provide services to men and women in the construction industry with substance use issues. Since its initial inception the program has evolved and expanded, and today our mission is to provide not only the highest quality of mental health and addiction services for these men and women, but also services that are grounded in evidence and empirically based practices.
We believe Integrity, professionalism, compassion and open communications are the bedrock of effective treatment. We hold ourselves to high standards in delivering services that are recognised as 'gold standards' within the industry. We recruit only Masters level clinicians who also hold and practice beliefs that align with the 'harm reduction' model, ensuring that all our clients experience compassion and understanding throughout their journey with us.
We are a treatment facility with rich history
C.I.R.P. has a long history of helping it's brothers and sisters within the organized construction industry.
In November of this year, the BC & Yukon Building Trades Council and the BC Construction Labour Relations Association agreed to start an industry-wide Rehabilitation Plan (C.I.R.P). This agreement mandated the parties to “…establish a rehabilitation fund to cover drug and alcohol-related problems in the construction industry of BC…”
In March a Rehabilitation Centre was proposed. This proposal called for the establishment of a construction industry funded and operated Rehabilitation Centre.
In November of this year the Rehab Centre first opened its doors. The focus moved from just a referral service to provincial substance use resources, to providing the industry with its very own residential treatment Centre complete with 14-beds available immediately to help the industry’s own.
The program became the familiar 8-bed ‘house’ as it became to be fondly known
Today the program has entered another phase of evolution, the program has been broadened and expanded in line with the best practice standards within the Mental Health & Addiction industry. It offers a wide range of services designed to recognise the complexity of addiction and the complex treatment it requires.