Welcome to Pine River Institute
PRI published research in The Canadian Journal of Family and Youth.
Stumbling Along, Walking on Eggshells and Vicious Circles: What Happens while Families Wait for Youth Substance Use Treatment. Read More.
PRI Annual Evaluation Report 2018. Read Here.
PRI CEO Vaughan Dowie speaks to CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. Listen Here.
PRI published research in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
Predictors of Attrition from Residential Treatment for Youth with Addictive Behaviors. Read More.
PRI research published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Therapeutic Schools & Programs
The Call for an Integrated Family Systems Model. Read More.
PRI student story highlighted by AMHO at the provincial Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. Read the full transcript.
PRI participates as witness to the federal Standing Committee on Health, Ottawa: Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada. Read More.
Read the Pine River Annual Report.
Vaughan Dowie appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). Read More.
2017 Social Return on Investment study by DeGroote Business School shows a 700% return for every dollar invested in PRI.
Located near Shelburne, Ontario, Pine River Institute is a residential treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues.
Pine River Institute offers adolescents and their families room for hope. The first and only program of its kind in Canada, Pine River uses a four-stage approach to treatment: wilderness, residence, transition and aftercare support. Combining therapy with a fully-accredited education program, Pine River reinforces the healthy life skills required for a successful future.
“...You all care about and love the children back to wholeness...It is so painful to be separated from your child, but when you know how much they are being cared for, and you know where they were headed, they could not be in a better more loving place.”