Director of Community Development, Last Door Recovery
in New Westminster
Since 2009, Giuseppe works tirelessly as the Director of Community Development for Last Door Recovery Society: a licensed accredited non-profit 100 bed addiction treatment centre. Giuseppe delivers sustainable brand authority for Last Door as one of Canada’s premier treatment addiction treatment programs. Along with his expertise in branding, he organizes recovery events that have impacted Last Door’s clients and stakeholders, and the community at large.
Giuseppe is also the Committee Chairperson for Clean Sober and Proud, an official Vancouver Pride event. What started out as a small entry in the Vancouver Pride Parade in 2009, has turned into one of the world’s largest outdoor recovery street festivals called “Untoxicated” bringing international talent from to the West End in a substance free space on Pride Day.
Giuseppe served on the first Canadian Recovery Day Committee in 2011 and is now Chairman of the Board of the Recovery Day BC Society. In 2016, with Giuseppe at the helm, Recovery Day turned into a street festival with over 4,000 people attending, the largest Recovery Day event in Canada.
Giuseppe’s passion to keep people connected motivated him to find a solution to use smart phone technology to help newcomers leaving treatment meet people in recovery. As a result, he created the Unity App, a geographic location relapse prevention addiction recovery app tool for smart phones. Its social media, recovery help and a communication tool all one. Speaking on technology and health care, Giuseppe was the brains behind creating a CRM software program for the Last Door, now that it has been used by Last Door for over 5 years, this Electronic Health Care Recording is being licensed under a new name called C-Cloud CRM for other facilities to use.
Giuseppe also finds time in his schedule to co-host and produce a bi weekly live radio show called Talk Recovery on 100.5 fm, coming up to its 100th episode on Co Op Radio interviewing guests from across North America to discuss the many paths to recovery.
Giuseppe volunteers as a lead on the committee for Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve Recovery Festival for the past 8 years, and continues to look forward to this event annually.
Giuseppe’s mission is to keep the recovery conversation public and at the forefront on social media platforms, so a wider audience sees the message that recovery not only works, but is fun, interesting and practical.
Changing the Norm
BY GIUSEPPI GANCI
@ VOL 23
ON AUG 10, 2019
Giuseppi Ganci, in his presentation, explains how he wants to change how people perceive the words "addiction" and "rehab". When those words come up (including: "asking for help") people often think doom and gloom; Giuseppi questions why it has to be that way and what can be done to change it.