New and gently-used items can bring comfort or inspire and will certainly bring a smile to the face of someone in need. Our programs can use your support with the following items:
Art & Craft Supplies
  • Paint (acrylic & watercolour)
  • Brushes
  • Canvases & Paper
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Markers & Pencil Crayons
  • Bristle Board
  • Adult Colouring Books
Personal Hygiene Items
(Scent & Alcohol Free)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Bar Soap
  • Combs & Hairbrushes
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
Recreation Equipment
  • Basketballs & Nets
  • Indoor & Outdoor Soccer Balls
  • Volleyballs & Nets
  • Floor Hockey Sticks, Nets & Balls
  • Free Weights & Barbells
  • Indoor or Outdoor Resistance Machines
  • Ice Skates
  • Snowshoes
New or Gently Used Clothing
  • Winter Outerwear & Accessories (Coats, Scarves, Boots, Toques, Gloves)
  • Athletic wear (Runners, Shorts, Sweatpants T-shirts)
  • Professional & Casual Items (Shirts, Jeans, Pants, Sweaters, Shoes)
  • NEW Pajamas & Undergarments


The Walter A. “Slim” Thorpe Recovery Centre Society has been in operation since 1975.  Society Members can be Alumni, community supporters, previous staff members and anyone who is passionate about recovery.  The Society is a body of people who care about the Thorpe Recovery Centre and work together to ensure our organization, facility and programming are the best they can be.

For more information about our Society or to join, contact our office at 780.875.8890. There is a one-time membership fee of $25.00; this one-time fee goes towards the aims and objectives of the Society.


There are many ways you can support the mission of the Thorpe Recovery Centre by giving some time each week. If any of the following volunteer roles are of interest to you, contact our office to access the volunteer application form. All volunteers subject to a background check and are required to submit a criminal record check prior to start.

We are seeking volunteers for:

  • Board Member
  • Client Activity Support
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Recreation Facilitators (Art & Crafts, Aerobics, Team Sports)
  • Special Events


Every single one of our donors, volunteers, and community partners play a key role in changing the story of our clients’ addiction. Without you, we would not have been able to help 632 people on their recovery journey or help families find healing. Thank you to everyone for putting your trust in our services and we would like to recognize those who have aided in our mission.