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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 (January - March 2023)

  • January 9, 12, 16, 18, 23, 26, 30, February 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 23, 27, March 2, 6, 9
    *Note: no class on February 20th due to Family Day.

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Online
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From the Blog

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March 22, 2021

Addressing the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism and Supporting Asian-Canadian Community Members

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and media outlets are reporting incidences of violence and discrimination similar to those that occurred during the 2003 SARS outbreak. 

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February 28, 2021

Black Mental Health Matters: Resources for Learning and Change

Today marks the second annual Black Mental Health Day in Ontario and another opportunity to emphasize that our system needs to do better when it comes to supporting the mental health of Black Canadians. 

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January 28, 2021

In an Ongoing Pandemic, Affordable Access to Technology is a Public Health Issue

This year’s Bell Let’s Talk comes almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic – a time in which Canadians have faced unprecedented isolation, stress, and uncertainty that has taken a clear toll on our mental health.

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November 24, 2022

Thinking about Serving on a Board of Directors?

Thinking about Serving on a Board of Directors? Join PeerWorks' Directors for an Open Discussion about their role & personal experiences.

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