Working for Change provides employment and education opportunities for people disadvantaged by systemic barriers

Peer Support Training

Working for Change’s four day Peer Support training was created for people who have been marginalized by poverty. Individuals who have lived experience of homelessness, domestic violence, mental health and/or addiction issues to become peer support specialists in a variety of areas including working in drop-ins, shelters and the homelessness sector.

There is increased recognition in the social service sector that people who have faced systemic barriers bring valuable skills, empathy and an ability to relate to and support others who are accessing the social service system. At the same time, the opportunity to work allows people who are living in poverty to change their economic status, and feel empowered by their contribution to society. However, up until now there has been little in-depth training available for people interested in working in the peer support sector without a large cost.

Trainings include, but are not excluded to:

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