The Guidelines have been written to provide a comprehensive Canadian reference document for understanding recovery and to promote a consistent application of recovery principles. They seek to build a common understanding, shared language and knowledge about recovery in order to:
Provide a conceptual framework to help transform culture and practice.
Promote the centrality of supporting people with lived experience, along with their families and caregivers, to play an active leadership role in their personal recovery; delivering ser vices; program design and development; policy setting; recruitment and development of staff; and evaluating services.
Identify principles, values, knowledge, skills and behaviour that underlie recovery-oriented services and supports.
Assist in implementing a recovery orientation across the country at a policy, program and practice level.
Provide a benchmark against which to measure service alignment with evidence-informed recovery-oriented practices.