Throughout all training there is a strong emphasis on ensuring the incorporation of:
•    The Peer Support Canada Knowledge Matrix requirements related to peer support delivery, 
•    The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) peer support values (as outlined in the Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Supporters), 
•    The principles of trauma informed support; and
•    Related components of the MHCC National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety. 

Online Peer Support Group Facilitator Training for Supporters, Caregivers, Family, Siblings & 

Peer Workers 

Family Recovery Definition


“The idea of recovery is approached from a slightly different perspective. The family member strives to recover from the emotional turmoil, grief and/or fatigue that may result from caring for someone with a mental health challenge or illness. The family member’s path to their own mental wellness or recovery is likely to be enhanced by a better understanding of their loved one’s illness and through the development of more effective coping skills. Greater confidence, accepting the situation, and having hope for their loved one will help them to be more effective caregivers and supporters, while also helping them to sustain their own wellbeing. We refer to this as having achieved a level of readiness.”


MHCC Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Support


The training is a comprehensive, interactive and practical training program for partners, parents, siblings, caregivers and peer supporters  who want to be facilitators of peer support groups for supporters, caregivers, family members (whatever your preference of calling it is).

We have designed the training to maximize your learning through the use of many teaching modalities.

We will be using videos, slides, dialogue, interactive exercises and breakout rooms to fully equip you to provide valuable peer support group facilitation after this training.

Our job is to provide the opportunity for you to become great peer support group facilitator both online and in person.

It is up to you how you walk into that opportunity.

Topics include:

Recovery and Wellbeing

Peer Support Fundamentals

Self-Care for Facilitators

Supporting with Understanding

Facilitation Skills


Unconscious Bias

Supporting yourself
Community of Practice

Topics for Support Groups and Workshops

Pulling it all together