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Providing Peer Support

Peer Support, Recovery and Being Well

Peer Support is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the South East Local Health Integration Network. Our agency provides support and services within South East Ontario to people who are experiencing addiction and/or Mental Health issues and seeking Peer Support as a ways and means of managing and working toward being well. All of our staff are Certified in the practices and delivery of Peer Support as per the OPDI Peer Support CORE ESSENTIAL PROGRAM and Certified Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitators through the Copeland Centre for Wellness and Recovery.

*for information specific to the United States Based organization Intentional Peer Support, founded by Shery Mead click here

Peer Support Described – VIDEO

Recovery opportunities available on site through:

  • Providing intentional/deliberate Peer Support, with local community Peers and Certified Peer Support Staff
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning groups and activities
  • Social and Recreational Opportunities
  • Various Groups and Activities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Resources/Computer Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Nutritional Lunch Program

Please visit the Support Centres Calendars drop down tab at the top of the page to see what specific groups are available at each location.

Our guiding principles are:

  • To represent and respect the input from those who access Peer Support.
  • To be adaptable to the needs of  the communities within South East Ontario.
  • To empower people who are experiencing addiction and/or Mental Health issues at all levels of the organization
  • To provide equal access to services, inclusive of French language services.
  • To operate in a transparent fashion.

Our core purpose & values:

“to be with people who are living with addiction and/or mental health challenges and to support them in being as well as they can be.”

Adaptable

We remain ADAPTABLE by:

  • Appreciating the need to be flexible in all that we do
  • Being inclusive and reaping the benefits of diversity
  • Recognizing the inherent worth of each individual and
    creating an environment in which each one’s gifts and
    experiences are valued and where they may be freely
    and honestly shared

Connecting

We strive to CONNECT with people by:

  • Being non-judgmental
  • Encouraging everyone to just be who you are
  • Meeting people where they are at

Empowerment

We EMPOWER one another by:

  • Insisting that support is defined by the individual.
  • Being models for others in all that we do.
  • Respecting the right of each individual to choose his/her own path to wellness as well as their language and culture.

Community

We build strong COMMUNITY by:

  • Providing Peer Support/Staff Support to each other
  • Cultivating a true sense of team and community
  • Being compassionate

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