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Recovery Gnome Project

What is Recovery?

"It's the mindful pursuit of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness."

                       -RGP Team

About Us

The Recovery Gnome Project, founded by family members with loved ones who have struggled with the disease of addiction, was created with a specific mission: 

         To Celebrate Recovery and Inspire Conversation, Learning, and Hope! 


We too are familiar with the devastating impact addiction has on the entire family; the hurt, the loss of self and of purpose, and the isolation. The stigma of addiction for all involved can create a very lonely and bleak world. Regaining what was lost takes an incredible amount of hope and support. Having been there, we know that recovery is not only possible, it's happening all around us-families can and do recover!   


Embarking on unique recovery journeys has led us to our definition of Recovery, "The mindful pursuit of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing." To help normalize the concept of recovery, the RGP has created a variety of campaigns designed to meet our mission. Along the way, we have discovered that some of the best healing comes from shared experiences: Whether it's a chat while painting a Recovery Gnome or a run with a group of Recovery 'n Motion teammates, conversation, learning, and hope are sure to follow.


So why gnomes? These mysterious creatures,  symbols of good luck and hope, are the guardians of treasure. The RGP has come to believe that there is no greater treasure than that of recovery. Recovery is something to be valued, guarded, and nurtured as it impacts the world around us in such positive ways.

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Recovery 'n Motion

RGP Hits The Road...

Running, Walking and Rolling!


  • Where? Vancouver Marathon (full, half or 8 km)

  • When? Sunday, May 1, 2022

  • Who? Anyone believing Recovery is possible

  • Why? As ambassadors of the Recovery Gnome Project's mission, a sea of RGP supporters is sure to get us noticed! What better way to Celebrate Recovery and Inspire Conversation, Learning and HOPE!

  • How? Sign up for team Recovery 'n Motion by clicking on the link below and following the instructions.

To be part of Recovery 'n Motion, click here...

CHECK BACK SOON for Team shirts and other info!


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