EHN Guardians Gateway

Trauma and Addiction Treatment Created for Military, Veterans, and First Responders.

At EHN Guardians Gateway in Peterborough, Ontario (approximately 1.5 hours outside of Toronto), we’re proud to offer our clients evidence-based treatment for trauma and addiction. And it is all designed with the unique needs of active service members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare providers in mind. EHN Guardians Gateway is a safe space for sharing thoughts and experiences without judgment or stigma.

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Accredited by Accreditation Canada

A Unique Facility for Unique Workers

At EHN Guardians Gateway, we understand the challenging work conditions of active service members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare providers – and, in turn, the struggles they may face with trauma, alcohol or drug addiction, or concurrent mental health disorders.

EHN Guardians Gateway provides the opportunity to recover while being immersed in a community of people who have shared similar experiences. Here, the healing begins through both individual therapy sessions, as well as group sessions alongside people who truly understand and offer further support.

The Space to Heal

Spread across 14 acres of forest near tranquil Peterborough, EHN Guardians Gateway provides a serene, inviting environment needed to truly focus on treatment. Clients are also afforded autonomy as they navigate their recovery journeys. And since recovery is also about physical health, we provide both indoor and outdoor activities, including hot yoga, morning walks, golf, wood carving and more.

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A Tradition of Innovative Treatment Programs

While EHN Guardians Gateway is a relatively new facility, it is firmly rooted in EHN Canada’s tradition of holistic treatment. That means that we treat not only substance use, but any underlying trauma and mental health conditions that may contribute to it. Our staff are passionate about helping military service members, veterans, first responders, and healthcare providers, and our clients think of them more as partners in recovery, rather than authority figures. We are also Accreditation Canada certified.


Endorsed by the IAFF

One of the groups we focus on is firefighters. EHN Canada is exclusively endorsed by The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) as the preferred rehab treatment provider for Canadian IAFF members. Members are given priority admissions to our existing Military, Veteran and First Responder programs at EHN Guardians Gateway. Our highly specialized clinical team is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to our patients.

EHN Guardians Gateway Reviews

Jason NoelJason Noel ★★★★★ This is an amazing place with amazing People. The workers here really care and are all extraordinary. I cannot say enough good things about this place and how it helps Veterans and First responders Heal.5 stars and a special shout out to guys like Will.Keep up the good work guys 👍🏻Simranjeev Singh DhillonSimranjeev Singh Dhillon ★★★★★ Terri KeddyTerri Keddy ★★★★★ Christopher TamChristopher Tam ★★★★★ A MartinezA Martinez ★★★★★ Money well spent! If you are looking for effective treatment, are willing to put forth the effort required to transform your life, this is the place to go! They will calibrate your body, mind and will offer a spiritual component that will round off a holistical approach to your treatment. In short, you will leave this place not the same person you were prior to your addiction but a brand new you.The power is yours. Experience a paradigm shift, experience a metamorphosis!C.RoweC.Rowe ★★★★★ This centre is by far the best. I have heard of others, and NOWHERE else offers the services they offer. The staff is beyond wonderful, they helped me overcome obstacles that I had for over 6 years and gave me confidence in myself. I have forgiven myself for many of the mistakes I’ve made (which is a lot), and learned how to have proper conversations with people. Besides the fact that I am not addicted to my Drug Of Choice (DOC) anymore, the counselling is world class. Any reviews you see on here that say otherwise are from past clients that were asked to leave for bringing prohibited substances on the grounds. The return rate is not as high as I would have thought. It seems like many people make an incredible recovery and begin a new journey in life. I know I have. The owners are sweet, lovely people and they will provide anything you need, within reason. There is a large hot tub/pool, volleyball, basketball, road hockey, frisbee, football, and every week there is an outing which is usually golf. They have a theatre room where Netflix is available, and in another room, a pool table, air hockey, fooseball & so much more! The gym is amazing and more than that, the diet is what helps the most. I heard so many people talk about how no other treatment centres have diets and supplements that help you forget about your addiction so quickly. Not only will you leave behind your DOC, but you will look and feel healthier within a week! It’s the only recovery centre that focuses on diet and the food DOES taste amazing!Don’t even bother reading Reg, or Sids reviews. I heard they were never even clients, and if they were, they were most likely sent home for doing their DOC at the centre.I highly recommend this place for anybody with an addiction, whether it’s drugs, alcohol, television, gambling or cell phone. It will even help you reconnect with your family if that is an issue you are having. TAKE THE FIRST STEP & set up a screening to check out the place. You won’t regret it!Al FAl F ★★★★★ Caring and A 1 facility. If you want help and want to find in my opinion a center that is there because they want to help and care about helping you understand and deal with your addiction/depression then make this your first and last choice as it works! You know you have a quality facility when the owner answers the phone most times and takes the time to talk to you. My first cold call lasted over 30 min and He was respectful very caring and I could tell he truly was concerned and wanted to help.Allanmark peelmark peel ★★★★☆ Family member attended and they have turned there life aroundSB460SB460 ★★★★☆ js_loader

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EHN Guardians Gateway's Treatment Programs & Services

Amenities Offered with Our Inpatient Programs

  • On-site medical professionals, with 24/7 access to nurses
  • Evidence-based approaches to treatment including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
  • Detox and withdrawal management
  • Holistic care that includes yoga, fitness, meditation, and art therapy
  • Access to peer support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery, during and after treatment
  • One year of aftercare and lifelong access to EHN Canada’s Thrive alumni network
  • Family programs that help your loved ones learn how to support you and heal themselves

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How it Works

Pre-Screening Assessment

Find out if our program is right for you.

Care Plan

Meet with our recovery team to build a treatment plan.

Detox & Stabilization

For those struggling with substance use, prepare for rehab with 24/7 nursing support and supervision.


Spend 7 to 10 weeks in evidence-based treatment, including the use of DBT, CBT and in-vivo exposure therapy.

Family Participation

Your family can learn how to support you in your recovery.

Relapse Prevention Plan

Work with our therapists to develop a plan that will work for you.


Leave EHN Guardians Gateway with a plan for outpatient follow up and access to alumni support.

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Stories from EHN Guardians Gateway

What I learned was life altering for me—not just in dealing with my addiction, but also in dealing with the underlying causes.

Mike D

Gateway has been incredible. I came to Gateway nervous, a wreck, suicidal... After seven weeks, I am leaving Gateway a new version of my old self… I leaned into the program and have resolved so much of my past trauma. I truly believe that this program and staff has saved my life. Thank you, Gateway. I would recommend this program to any first responder or veteran that is suffering.

Rob L.

For my first time in treatment I could have not asked for a better place.

Michael O.

I showed up expecting the worst, but received the best. From the moment I walked in I was greeted with respect and compassion. Everyone was kind and showed that they were here to help me in my recovery.

Matthew D.