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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 (September -November 2024)

  • September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, and November 5 2024

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST

  • Online
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From the Blog

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July 23, 2024

Disability Pride Month

In 2023, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed Bill 128, an act to proclaim that July is Disability Pride Month.

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July 4, 2024

Mapping Peer Support Futures

On February 27th, Calvin Prowse facilitated a workshop with the goal of mapping some of the elements currently shaping the future of mental health and addictions peer support. 

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June 30, 2024

Empowered Narratives Submission # 5: Pride Month Edition

This Pride Month, PeerWorks invites 2SLGBTQIA+ people with lived experience to contribute their blogs and other creative expressions, sharing their journeys of overcoming mental health and substance use challenges.


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