Alberta Association for Better Communities

The Power To Change Shame and Blame to Strength

Supporting, promoting and coordinating social betterment programs for people at risk by overcoming barriers to addiction recovery and mental health issue


Revenue Canada Registered Charity

      # 860325323 RR 0001

Treaty 7 Land Territory Acknowledgement:

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations.

We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.  

Finally, we acknowledge all Nations, indigenous and non, who live, work and play and help us steward this land, honour and celebrate this territory.

This sacred gathering place provides us with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation. Thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to join our team on the lands of Treaty 7 territory.


About Our Registered Charity

Treatment of any kind is not enough to sustain recovery. Recovery is a long-game requiring one to three years or more of support. 

AABC provides free support services for anyone at any stage in the process of healing from addiction or trauma.

AABC addresses the social drivers of addiction. We help each other experience real human connection and provide free access to holistic healing services.

Our model fosters connections and bridges in the community to embrace sustainable recovery through a community that devotes itself exclusively to the unique non-treatment needs that trauma recovery, including addiction, presents for individuals and families.

Connection is our soul purpose – it is the foundation of all we are built on at AABC.

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Our Programs

In our programs people in pre and post treatment recovery, their families and friends, can exchange information, develop a support system and create a sense of hope, in a warm, caring and welcoming atmosphere. 

We advance the practical application of programs and projects by making such initiatives available to the public by creating, distributing, disseminating and implementing tools, systems and programs for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

Our facilities & programs are intentionally designed to enhance an individual’s experience of connectedness, rather than diagnosing & treating specific problems.

We believe that using the label addict facilitates socially-acceptable shaming. Stigmatizing people as addicts and creating non-addict/addict relationships in therapeutic settings often worsens the roots causes of addiction: isolation and disconnectedness.

We’re all humans first, and we all experience hardship and loneliness.

At Alberta Association for Better Communities, clients are given the respect and nurturing care they deserve. We believe everyone in need of trauma recovery, including addiction and PTSD, is capable of achieving their full potential.

It is with our philosophy that we teach you the management tools to reclaim your life as you move through your recovery.

Our objective is to address the inner core of addiction with Compassionate Inquiry, holistic programming and support services to reframe inner beliefs and heal the underlying pain that has allowed addiction to manifest.


A strong and interconnected community where individuals struggling with mental illness and addictions find solace and feel supported throughout their journeys


Be the conduit for our clients to connect them and their families with the services that best suit their needs while fostering compassion, connection, and community.

Upcoming Events
Compassionate Support for Families in Addiction and Recovery
Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Become a member to gain access to the online support meetings offered with ZOOM. Knowing our members strengthens our ability to provide online programs with confidentiality and security.
Recovery Support During COVID
Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Become a member to register for gain access to our platform and ZOOM link. Knowing our humans strengthens our ability to provide confidentiality and support in the online meetings offered with ZOOM.

Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.

Pete Carroll

We’re Stronger Together.



Become a member to gain access to our online support groups and events offered during
COVID Self isolation. 
Please do contact us to let us know what you need and how we can help.




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