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PeerWorks

Welcome to PeerWorks

PeerWorks is an organization of organizations.

Our members are mental health Consumer/Survivor Initiatives and Peer Support Organizations across Ontario. These organizations are run by and for people with lived experience of a mental health issue or addiction issue. Our members provide a wide range of services and activities within their communities. No two are the same, but all approach their activities from the common understanding that people can and do recover with the proper supports in place, and that peer support is integral to successful recovery. Most of our member organizations work with their local mental health system tables to bring the consumer voice to service planning, evaluation, and coordination, and provide direct informal or formal peer support and self-advocacy support to individuals.

PeerWorks in turn brings the voice of these organizations to provincial-level policy and planning processes, research projects, and system advocacy issues.

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May 17, 2024

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and  Transphobia 


The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia is observed annually on May 17th. 

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May 10, 2024

PeerWorks 2024 Annual Conference and Lighthouse Awards


The Annual Conference and Lighthouse Awards took place on April 30th and May 1st. This year, the “Gathering Together, Dreaming Together, and Transforming Together” conference consistently reminded us that we must look to the past, not only to know the future but to remember how far we have come. 

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May 3, 2024

On the Other Side of Miscarriage


Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week takes place April 29-May 5th. It is a campaign dedicated to discussing mental health problems before, during, and after pregnancy. This year, we want to highlight this story from Karin Thoms. 

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