Peer Training and Development
Our Peer Worker Program encourages people’s recovery from trauma and substance use through skill development and meaningful involvement.
Each year, 48 people are trained to become drop-in support workers and community workers. The program includes:
A screening and interviewing selection process
An in-depth, 18-session training program with topics ranging from ethical issues and boundaries to restorative justice and relapse prevention
Work opportunities in a variety of settings from drop-ins to supportive housing
Ongoing, individualized support, weekly peer group debriefing, supervision and pre- and post-employment coaching
For more information, please contact Nadia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-925-2103 x3214.
A new project, Peer Pathways helps people with disabilities find employment. Participants are matched with employers during the 16 week program. We offer:
You can listen to conversations on topics that peers face in our Smash the Ceiling podcasts.
And here's our new short documentary about peer work:
For more information, please contact Beth at email@example.com or 416-925-2103 x2276.