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June 7, 2024

Empowered Narratives Submission #4: Pride 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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May 31, 2024

Empowered Narratives Submission #3


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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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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April 26, 2024

Empowered Narrative Submission #2


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 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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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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September 29, 2023

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Every Child Matters


This September 30th marks the 3rd annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the 10th Orange Shirt Day in Canada. 

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