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Connect with Ethan McCandless – Motivational Speaker and Advocate for Treatment

Our Community Outreach Wellness Workers have invited Ethan McCandless from Cedars Treatment Centres to come to Dawson to share his motivational journey with recovery, mental health, addictions, and treatment from Saturday, February 3rd – Wednesday, February 7th. Feel free to attend one of the group sessions below, that is applicable to you.

Programming Schedule 

February 3rd: Welcome Dinner, Doors open @ 5:30pm. Icebreaker games, Motivational Speech, Childcare (In Hall), and door prizes. Families and Individuals can sign up for one-on-one time slots.

February 4th: Meet & Greet with Ethan, location Chief John Jonas Centre, Doors open from 4pm to 9pm. Individuals who have attended a program and those who are interested in learning more about treatment and the treatment process. Dinner will be served, beverages, interactive games, and aftercare programming.

February 5th: K’äjit-In Zho (Youth Centre), 3pm to 8pm, Butchering Moose Leg and building relations with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth. Citizen’s moose meat pick up time from K’äjit-In Zho between 6:30pm and 8pm.

February 6th: Robert Service School Visit, Grade 10 to 12, from 10am to 12pm, Beat the stigma around reaching out for help and treatment. – TENTATIVE 

February 6th:  Jëje Zho (Mens House) Drop-in, Relax and Chat, from 1pm to 3pm. Open to the public, general inquiries, and assistance to filling treatment applications.

Book your one-to-one session

Ethan is available at certain timeslots for private sessions. outside of scheduled programming. He can meet you at CJJC in a private area or in the comforts on your own home. He is open to family discussions around supports for families and how they can assist loved ones in active addiction. He will also meet with individuals, one-on-one, who are interested in attending treatment or who just want to ask some questions about the process and what happens in treatment.

His availability for one-on-one visits begin every day at 9am. Sessions are approx. 1hr 30mins.

To sign up for a timeslot call/text the Community Outreach Cell Number 867-993-3639, or

with Wellness Reception 867 – 993 – 7100 ext. 164