In May of 1994, a group of individuals interested in the unique concept of Oxford House began discussions on how to bring this “revolution in recovery” to Alberta. A volunteer Board of Directors was formed, and The Oxford House Foundation of Canada was incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta in February 1995, and obtained its charitable status in October 1997.
The first Oxford House in Canada was opened in Calgary in 1995 as a house for women, with three more houses for men to follow in 1996 and 1997. Today, Oxford House of Canada in Calgary has approximately 40 residences throughout Alberta – for men and for women.
Oxford House Society of Regina (OHSR) opened its first house in Regina in 2010. Since then, 4 more Houses have opened for a total of 25 beds – 4 for men and 1 for women. OHSR anticipates a sixth House to open in 2017-2018
“Oxford House provides a stable start, and a unique experience of people sharing and living together with a common goal. Such first steps for addicts bring in a positive, nurturing setting, and can really mean the difference between success and relapse.” – G.R.