We opened our doors in 2004 with the intent to provide a place that was safe and productive for those
walking the path from addiction to sustainable, community-based recovery.  This place for recovery was
designed to be collaborative, constructive, and often a home, when we could not be home.

Our change of name in 2018 from STEPS to Recovery to Cornerstone to Recovery represents
our belief that we rise together to achieve more. Our recovery community serves as collective
strength from which we work, we live, and we thrive! 2022 will bring opportunities to further expand
our charitable organization and we invite you to become part of our ever-growing, intentional recovery


To share our recovery community with like-minded individuals who wish to support and bear witness to each other’s life journeys.


We provide an intentional community focused on supporting those impacted by addiction achieve emotional, physical and spiritual wellness.


Compassion • Humility • Integrity • Service

Cornerstone Financial Statements & Charity Information


Blaine Hobson
Co-Founder and Executive Director (Volunteer)

Blaine is an experienced operator, manager and investor with more than 30 years of experience successfully starting, building and running companies. He has direct leadership experience as a founder and CEO in a variety of diverse industries including automotive manufacturing, medical tech, telecom and food tech. He holds a degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Blaine is active in the community including his involvement with Hope House, Southlake Hospital and as founder and ongoing supporter of Cornerstone to Recovery (previously STEPS). His vision drives the ongoing development of unique recovery community services at Cornerstone.

In 2019, Blaine was the recipient of the Peter Armstrong Community Award of Excellence which recognizes his significant contributions to the recovery community.

Tom McConnell
Board Member – Chairman of the Board (Volunteer)

Tom McConnell is the Volunteer Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cornerstone to Recovery. Tom has been with Cornerstone for 6 years in various management and volunteer positions. Tom worked as a Project Manager for 40 years before joining Cornerstone. Tom is dedicated to fundraising, to help carry the message of recovery for clients who participate in our programs. Outside of the office, Tom enjoys local and international trekking.

Patti Skrypek
Board Member (Volunteer)

Patti Skrypek is an experienced manager and leader, working for more than 30 years in the Ontario government. Prior to moving to senior operational and management positions, Patti spent most of her career as a professional communicator, holding positions from writer to web editor to communications manager.

Patti is also an experienced not-for-profit board member and most recently served as vice-chair for an organization that provides a spectrum of high quality mental health services to children and their families.

Dan Dominato
Board Member (Volunteer)

Dan is the President of Precision Marketing, a rep agency for Automotive Manufacturers. Dan promotes, sells and markets the manufacturer’s products in the Canadian market. Although this is Dan’s primary job function, he also is passionate about helping others to recover from addiction, he is an avid golfer and loves fitness.

Dan is also a dedicated family man with a long-standing marriage and a son and daughter – he is very proud of this facet of his life. A man of action who believes in the power of applying oneself wholly to Life, Dan strongly believes “we create our reality”.

Wayne Einhorn
Board Member (Volunteer)

Wayne Einhorn is the President of EDI, The Enterprise Performance Group, a management consulting company specializing in helping business owners grow, buy and sell businesses.While Wayne’s speaking engagements have taken him around the world, he is proud to call Lindsay, Ontario his home. 

John Wright
Board Member (Volunteer)

John D. Wright is a founding partner of the firm, Owens Wright. John graduated from the University of Toronto where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1972 and his LL.B. in 1975 and was called to the Bar in 1977.John’s preferred areas of practice are securities and corporate law relating to owner operated and junior public companies. He has particular expertise in the areas of capital pool companies, real estate joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financing.

In addition to his role at Cornerstone to Recovery (previously STEPS) John has served as a board member of different private clubs and charities and coached hockey and other children’s teams. He is an avid squash player, golfer and all-round sportsman. He is married with three grown children.

Mary Yorke
Board Member (Volunteer)

Mary recently retired after a career that spanned over 40 years during which she held several positions in the automotive and food industry.Her last role was with Protenergy Natural Foods where she held the position of Director of Logistics for 14 years.Mary has extensive experience and skills in cross border shipments, customs, NAFTA and logistics.She is an experienced team leader driven by a strong moral work ethic and the ability to get others to follow her lead.