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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 (May - July 2024)

  • May 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29, June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, July 3, 8 *Note: There will be no class on May 20th or July 1st.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST

  • Online
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From the Blog

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March 28, 2024

Empowered Narratives Submission # 1

PeerWorks invites 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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March 8, 2024

International Women's Day: Women's Mental Health

In recognition of women’s history month, we want to take this opportunity to highlight how mental health issues impact women As an all women-run organization, PeerWorks recognizes that mental health issues can affect women differently and some mental disorders are unique to women 

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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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