Community Addictions Counselling Team (CACT)

facilitating positive change in our community
Community Addictions Counselling Team (CACT)

Working in the Strathcona/Downtown Eastside communities since 1989, Watari's Community Additions Counseling Team (CACT) works with individuals, couples and families around issues related to problem substance use.

We recognize that substance use is often connected to other issues like poverty, abuse or isolation; so whether it’s your struggle or that of a loved one, the counselors can bridge you with new options, choices and opportunities. Our team of counselors come with different approaches and backgrounds, allowing us to find a match for anyone walking through the doors.

The team is located at our East Hastings offices and will meet with people there or in the community. Open Monday to Friday with the flexibility to work outside regular office hours and on weekends, the team will assist folks in identifying the areas of their lives that are working and those that are a struggle.


For more information, or to see a counselor, please call us at 604.254.6995, e-mail to setup an intake meeting.

You can also drop in at our offices at Suite 200 – 678 East Hastings Street to do so!

Intakes are about 30 minutes and within a week, one of the Community Additions Counseling team members will connect with you to let you know who your counselor is.