The Cornerstone Program provides adults over the age of 26 with a comprehensive assessment and treatment program for their unique needs.  Each client is given a personal assessment which covers the important aspects of physical, mental, social and spiritual health, so that treatment can be individualized, to accommodate their unique needs. This holistic approach to mental health acknowledges and treats the entire person, rather than simply classifying them as a ‘diagnosis’.

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The Cornerstone Program

The Cornerstone Program at Ravensview is Western Canada’s leading mental health and addiction treatment program for adults.  The adult program is our core program, based on two foundations: the best available evidence on treatment of mental health and addiction and Homewood’s 140 years of clinical experience and excellence.

The adult treatment program is delivered as an inpatient service—this means that clients come and stay at the facility for their treatment. For addiction treatment, the length of stay is six weeks. For treatment related to depression, anxiety, trauma, or concurrent disorders*, the length of stay is nine weeks. During this period of treatment, clients receive a structured program of therapy, which includes cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy, occupational therapy, and distinctive therapies including horticulture therapy, recreation therapy, as well as art and music therapies which provide opportunities for stimulating group and individual activities.

This program is supported by an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals and world-class support staff who are highly experienced working with the wide range of challenges that adults seek treatment for.

*The term “concurrent disorder” is used when an individual struggles with one or more mental health issues at the same time that they are dealing with substance use disorder.

Who is The Cornerstone Program for?

The program is intended for adults age 26 and over. The program welcomes people from all walks of life, all cultural backgrounds, all genders and all religions.

We strive to honour our clients by welcoming them into an inclusive program, designed to help each individual work towards their mental health goals. We are committed to cultural safety and cultural humility throughout our programs.


Our adult program treats a wide range of mental health and addiction issues, including combined or ‘concurrent’ mental illnesses, which occur when people have more than one difficulty at the same time. The adult program serves individuals with:

Additionally, we welcome individuals with stabilized secondary concurrent issues* like disordered eating**, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, personality disorders, and chronic pain disorders. We recognize that people are complex, and we have developed an adult treatment program that can help with complex and multi-dimensional problems.

*Stabilized secondary concurrent issues: You may have one of these diagnosis that has been previously treated and is not the primary reason that you are seeking treatment now.
**Ravensview can support individuals presenting with disordered eating, which can involve unhealthy eating patterns like compulsive eating or skipping meals, but does not meet the criteria for an Eating Disorder. If you struggle with or have a diagnosis of an Eating Disorder, such as Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia Nervosa, which require an intensive, structured, and supervised approach to care please  click here to learn more about the Eating Disorders Program at the Homewood Health Centre.


The Ravensview approach is inclusive, evidence-based and tailored to the needs of each individual.  We do a rigorous assessment with each client at the beginning of treatment, to help us understand the person and the specific problems they want to address through treatment.

Each client has a one-on-one assessment with a psychiatrist and a psychologist or other mental health specialist. This comprehensive assessment provides important insight to develop their treatment program.

All clients are paired with two key individuals, who support and guide their treatment:

  • A prime therapist—a specialized psychologist, social worker, or other mental health professional, who helps the individual progress through psychotherapy, group therapy, and other aspects of mental health treatment
  • A most-responsible physician (MRP) – a medical doctor (an addiction medicine specialist or psychiatrist) who works closely with each individual and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in providing optimal assessment and treatment of various conditions and offers medical expertise and medications, if necessary

All of our programs benefit from Ravensview’s unique treatment location on Vancouver Island, which offers a wide range of outdoor recreation opportunities, which we use for structured therapeutic activities. The facility itself is located on a tranquil mountain, in a private and peaceful setting with access to natural trails, and John Dean Provincial Park.

Other Programs

Young Adults

Specialized program tailored to the needs of younger adults who range in age from 19 years to their mid-twenties. The program includes a wide variety of therapeutic activities to support recovery.

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First Responders, Military and Veterans

A dedicated treatment program for those who have experienced the unique challenge of protecting, serving and guarding their fellow citizens.

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Recovery management

Recovery management is a core foundation of Homewood Ravensview and is provided for one full year after completing inpatient programming. Recovery management allows for continuity of care and support, to enable the individual to re-engage and reintegrate into their life and career. Services offered to Cornerstone Program clients take advantage of Homewood Health’s national resources and provide ongoing support after their inpatient programming is complete. Recovery management programming is based on a comprehensive assessment, administered when the client finishes inpatient treatment. Recovery management service and support is provided to ensure that the client maintains their progress. Additional recovery management services may be suitable to further enhance recovery and are available online and also available through its national network of treatment providers.