Genesis House

Westcoast Genesis Society

219 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster British Columbia
V3L 1B7


  • Name Robert Chesterman
  • Position Executive Director
  • Phone 604-521-2978
  • Email E-Mail:

Main Contact

  • Name Gordon Thomson
  • Position House Manager
  • Phone 604-517-2954
  • Email

Programs & Services

Urinalysis Collection Service

Community Employment Counsellor (CEC)

Genesis House


Genesis House opened in July 2000. Built in 1898, it is a large, beautiful, white heritage house located Carnarvon and Merivale in residential New Westminster, British Columbia.
Genesis House CRF specialize in serving persons with substance use issues and accept those who are on the Methadone Program.
All meals are prepared by our House Cook five days a week. residents prepare Brunch and Supper for themselves on weekends.

  • Beds 24
  • Population Adult Males
  • Sources CSC,Province,Federal and Provincal Offenders on conditional release as granted by the Parole Board of Canada
  • Exclusions Determined upon assessment.
  • Criteria Acceptance is based on risk/needs assessment and offender's level of effort in addressing his correctional plan

Community Involvement

Westcoast Genesis Society, a non-profit charitable organization established and incorporated in 2000, is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors. Andrew Boyd is the founder and Executive Director. Mr. Boyd served as President of the New Westminster Downtown Residents Association (NWDRA) for several years and currently remains on the Board. He also co-chaired the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition for two years. The Coalition, with members from all levels of government and from local human service agencies, comes together to develop and implement effective strategies for meeting the needs of chronically homeless people in New Westminster. Boyd also serves as a member of the New Westminster Inter-Agency Council. He strives always to maintain positive relations with local neighbours, the broader community, elected officials and senior City staff.

Local Parole Office

Metro Vancouver East Community Corrections - New Westminster Parole Office
  • Phone 604-666-3731
  • Fax 604-666-0161