Mission Statement

Delivering quality, community-based services for people with addictions and concurrent disorders.

Vision Statement

Making a positive difference in the lives of people impacted by addictions and concurrent disorders.

PAARC values a person-centred approach. This means that we listen to what is important to you, share our professional expertise with you, and then together you and your counsellor decide on your goals and how you will reach them. Our approach is strength based, and we support harm reduction.
As professionals, we adhere to the Code of Ethics and standards of practice as set out by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. PAARC’s employees adhere to professional codes of conduct.

    Corporate Values

    Integrity, Results-Focused, Innovative

    Operational Values

    1. We believe in the dignity and worth of all human beings.
    2. We recognize the right of humane treatment of anyone experiencing substance use problems, gambling problems, mental health concerns and other problems.
    3. We value an environment which is caring, open, trusting, accepting and welcoming. We celebrate the diversity of people, perspectives, cultures, skills and other areas.
    4. We will assist in the improved quality of life of every person served, endeavouring to provide the highest feasible quality of care.
    5. We will maintain proper professional relationships with all persons served, assisting them to help themselves, and referring them promptly and appropriately to other programs or individual professionals when their treatment plan so indicates.
    6. We will respect confidentiality with regard to records and materials concerning persons served in accordance with PAARC and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines, and applicable law.
    7. We will ensure that all interpersonal interactions with clients served are non-exploitive and essential to their good recovery.
    8. We will give due respect to the rights, views, and positions of other addiction counsellors and related professionals.
    9. We will respect agency policies and procedures and cooperate with any associated agency management as long as this remains consistent with recognized standards, procedures, and ethics.
    10. We will contribute ideas and findings regarding alcohol and other drug addiction treatment and recovery through appropriate channels to professionals in the field.
    11. We will regularly evaluate personal strengths, limitations, biases, or levels of effectiveness, always striving for self-improvement and seeking professional development by means of further education and training.