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For people with lived experience of substance use, reconnecting with the community can be difficult. In our Peer Training and Development program, people gain valuable mentoring and harm reduction training, bringing structure to their lives and restoring their independence. Peers use those skills in paid work placements to deliver life-saving support to other people in the community who are facing similar challenges.
Training Sessions
There are 20 sessions, two sessions per week. Each session is two hours. 
2024 Application Dates
We are accepting applications between:
  • May 9 to 16, 2024
  • September 5 to 12, 2024
Contact Julie Livingstone at or 647.678.7032 for an application.


At the Peer Leadership Centre, peers get:

  • Training: 20 sessions focusing on empathy, harm reduction, boundaries, conflict resolution and advocacy. Honoraria is offered for each session that is attended.

  • Paid Work Placement: Short-term (3 to 5 hours per week) paid placement opportunities for program graduates at drop-ins, harm reduction services, and supportive housing

  • Support: Weekly peer group debriefing, personal goal development and regular check-ins with staff