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Why Gnomes?

These mysterious creatures are a symbol of good luck and hope.  Gnomes are guardians of treasure.  Having experienced the chaos that active addiction brings, family members such as ourselves have discovered there is no greater treasure than recovery.  Addiction Recovery is something to be valued, supported and nurtured as it impacts the world around us in such positive ways.   When you happen upon a Recovery Gnome, “gno” that it was placed there to honour and support a loved one in recovery, and to acknowledge the value that recovery brings to every community.  Who gnos?  You might even be lucky enough to find a Recovery Gnome with a date on it…the first day of someone’s recovery journey! 

About the Recovery Gnome Project

The Recovery Gnome Project is a grass roots movement founded by family members with loved ones in recovery.  We understand that many people are not aware of the incredible positive impact that Addiction Recovery has.  As families who have watched loved ones struggle through addiction, we want to change that!  The effects of Addiction Recovery add so much to our communities and surround us everywhere!  The Recovery Gnome Project encourages the creation and placement of Recovery Gnomes in communities across Canada (and beyond!) to celebrate recovery, and to inspire conversation, learning, and hope.