Opened in October 2021, the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is a 105-bed centre focused on clients’ mental wellness and substance-free living, as well as their physical wellness and eventual transition to care in their home communities. It is the first of its kind in British Columbia – enabling clients to receive integrated, concurrent treatment for both mental health and addiction.
The centre incorporates contributions from the Kwikwetlem First Nation, including Indigenous murals and art, a room for healing activities and an exterior “House Post” — the first to be raised in the Nation’s traditional lands in more than 100 years. Research shows that our physical environment plays a significant role in dignity, wellness, and recovery. Colliers was proud to support this innovative healthcare project, working as the chief project officer and as a partner providing both project management and operational readiness support.
We helped the Red Fish Healing Centre plan and implement a purpose-built facility that includes:
- Private client rooms and facilities
- Calming and comforting interior design elements
- Natural and therapeutic lighting
- Green spaces and gardens
- Indigenous art and sacred spaces
- Visiting and learning areas
- Communal kitchen spaces
- Meeting spaces for families and friends