Paul D. MelnukChairman, CEO and Founder
Our purpose at Aurora Recovery Centres is to help alcohol and other chemically dependent persons. Regardless of their race, creed, gender and religion, they can achieve sobriety through a caring culture and they experience the miracle of their own recovery to become useful, healthy and productive individuals. With that, our communities become a better place.
To achieve our purpose, we fit our programming to best serve individual members’ needs rather than expecting members to fit our programming. We believe in the disease concept of addiction and co-existing mental health disorders. Our members will receive the most advanced addiction and mental health treatment protocols from our team of qualified professionals facilitating the best possible outcome.
We support, guide, lead and care for our members but do not enable them or others. We treat our people and members with respect and we honour their contributions. We invest in the continuing growth, development and nurturing of our people.
I have had an extensive and rewarding career leading a number of multi-billion dollar international public companies to smaller privately held businesses in a variety of industries including addiction treatment. I have been involved in turnaround situations, high growth and A-rated companies and have a deep passion for the recovery field. I have had many successes, faced many challenges and I have a wealth of experiences from each of these opportunities.
I have come to believe to my core, that a successful business is one built on serving its members better than any one else in its industry. At Aurora, we have created the environment to attract, retain and motivate the most caring, compassionate, committed and capable team members. This is the core of our culture.
I know from first hand experience the power or recovery. I have witnessed hundreds change their lives for the better, restore their families, improve their relationships and become healthy and productive members of their communities. I have also seen people die from the ravages of addiction. We strive to arrest the latter and achieve the former.
Aurora is the dawn of a new standard in the treatment industry. We will do everything humanly possible to help our members achieve the miracle of their own recovery.
Paul D. Melnuk
Chairman, CEO and Founder