Peer Program

Peer Training and Development

Our Peer Worker Program encourages people’s recovery from trauma and substance use through skill development and meaningful involvement.

Each year, 48 people are trained to become drop-in support workers and community workers. The program includes:

  • A screening and interviewing selection process

  • An in-depth, 18-session training program with topics ranging from ethical issues and boundaries to restorative justice and relapse prevention

  • Work opportunities in a variety of settings from drop-ins to supportive housing

  • Ongoing, individualized support, weekly peer group debriefing, supervision and pre- and post-employment coaching

For more information, please contact Nadia at wnadia@sschto.ca or 416-925-2103 x3214.