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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.

About PeerWorks Our History

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Upcoming Training

PeerWorks Peer Support Core Essentials Training Program (March - May 2024)


  • March 19, 21, 26, 28, April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 *Note: There will be no class on April 30th.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Online
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From the Blog

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March 1, 2024

Black Mental Health Week


“We cannot build peace without justice, and we cannot have justice without truth.” ~ Dr. Jean Augustine

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November 20, 2023

Honouring Lives: Transgender Day of Remembrance


According to the Trans Murder Monitoring report, which tracks murders reported in the media, 320 trans people were murdered around the world between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023. Those were only the ones reported in the news and that number is expected to be much higher. The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance held on November 20 to pay tribute to transgender people who lost their lives to acts of anti-transgender violence. 

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November 9, 2023

Remembrance Day: Navigating Mental Health Resources for Canadian Armed Forces Members and Veterans


On November 11th, Remembrance Day is observed in Commonwealth member states to honour the armed forces members who lost their lives in the line of duty during World War I and subsequent conflicts. 

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