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Westcoast Genesis Society


The Westcoast Genesis Society is a non-profit organization and registered charity formed in April 2000. Its mission is to support socially marginalized men to heal, grow, learn, build self-esteem, develop resilience and adopt values that will enable them to thrive in the wider community.

What we do

The Agency currently fulfills its mission within a therapeutic yet secure environment by

Operating two Community Residential Facilities (CRFs) for adult men offenders on conditional release from prison (24 beds at Genesis House and 15 beds at Maria Keary Cottage) under contract to the Correctional Service Canada (CSC)

Delivering the first specialized programs in Canada for men on conditional release living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) at Maria Keary Cottage using an intervention model that accommodates the disabilities these clients face

Providing transitional and supported housing for up to 20 adult men who live in New Westminster and are chronically homeless or at risk of homelessness because of a physical, social or mental condition or disability under an operating agreement with BC Housing

Staff assist clients to reintegrate into the community as law-abiding citizens through a variety of programs that focus on the individual's needs for therapeutic interventions and practical solutions. Staff support housing residents to access the resources they need to address their needs and stabilize their lives so they can achieve healthy, safe and meaningful lives, whether in alternate housing or as long-term residents of Maria Keary Cottage.