Rehabilitation and Clinic Team

Joel Gervais

Joel Gervais

Addictions & Training Specialist

Phone: 204-987-3044 Ext: 28368

Joel Gervais has worked in the private and public sector in the area of mental health and addictions for over 25 years. His experience includes 15 years with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) where he worked as both a Rehabilitation Counsellor and as a Prevention and Education Consultant. Joel’s last 10 years of specialization at AFM were in the area of Workplace Services. In that time, Joel provided consultation and training to private and public workplaces in the area of substance abuse and workplace intervention. Joel has also worked on several National substance abuse initiatives including 4 years with the Canadian Centre of Substance Abuse (CCSA) where he provided consultation and support to the Canada’s National Alcohol and Drug Strategy.

Joel is currently an Addiction and Training Specialist with Vital Life Inc.’s Mental Health and Addiction department. The department provides addictions management services, drug testing and training to large and small organizations across Canada. Joel also works with many First Nations in Canada and is currently the lead Addictions Consultant with Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask and Keewatinohk Dam projects in northern Manitoba.

Joel is a nationally recognized speaker and a regular presenter at local and national safety and HR conference. Joel’s education includes a 4 year advanced BA in Psychology as well as graduate work in the area of Family Studies. Joel is a DOT certified alcohol and drug collection professional. He also holds the designation of Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor and Substance Abuse Professional.

British Columbia


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Vital Life Inc. recognizes that our competitive advantage is a direct result of our ability to attract and retain the best in the business. We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package along with flexibility and opportunities for professional growth.

We are always looking to expand our team of professionals across Canada and welcome your inquiry. To view current openings, please visit CBI Careers.




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