Executive Director - Jeff C. Borden, MA, ICADC, ICCS
Jeff Borden has been involved with Place of Refuge Society since early 2012 and is our Executive Director and primary addiction counsellor. Jeff holds a master’s degree in leadership and international certifications in both addictions counselling and as a clinical supervisor in Canada and the USA.
He brings over twenty-eight years of experience working in a variety of settings in the addictions field. Some of them include the Ministry of Children and Families, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Turning Point, Phoenix Society, Community Living of British Columbia, private practice counselling and consulting.
Jeff has always had a passion for working with people seeking to move beyond their substance use issues into a wider choice of range and action. His role is to provide a safe and supportive environment enabling our residents to obtain a broader scope of healthy options to improve the quality of their lives. Jeff delivers the program operations, community engagement, individual counselling and life skills programming for the residents.