Support House’s Centre for Innovation in Peer Support provides wellness-based, peer-led self-help and social connections programming to community members; and support to organizations who have peer staff, through training in peer support program implementation, capacity-building, evaluation, research, knowledge brokerage, and quality improvement.
Growing from its original identity as a Consumer Survivor Initiative in 1999, then known as TEACH (Teach, Empower, Advocate for Community Health), the need for the support and training of agencies providing authentic peer support was identified. As a result, the Centre (formerly, the Enhancing and Sustaining Peer Support Initiative) has evolved to become a “Benchmark of Excellence” in peer support and the meaningful engagement of lived experience and family/caregiver co-design.
PEER SUPPORT VISITS
GROUP DROP-IN SESSIONS
TRAINING, NETWORK AND CONSULTING SESSIONS