In each course module, you’ll find an introduction, a table of contents, a review of the core principles of peer work and many opportunities throughout the module for reflection to check your understanding and measure your progress. You’ll also find videos at the top of each module that will help you summarize your learning.
Each module also includes a PDF version of the entire module. We encourage you to use the online version of these courses (available below) as there are lots of interactive options for learning that can’t be replicated in the PDFs.
Provincial Peer Support Worker Training Curriculum (16 modules)
The provincial peer support worker (PSW) training curriculum is made up of 16 individual training modules meant to provide a strong foundation for those who are beginning their journey toward becoming a peer support worker as well as providing opportunities for those already working as PSWs to deepen and expand their knowledge.
The curriculum covers a wide range of topics chosen by peer support workers from across the province. Topics include mental health, understanding boundaries, connection and communication, supporting someone who uses substances and much more – all created in direct consultation with peer support workers.
The Employers Guide to Supporting & Engaging Peer Workers explores the role and needs of peer support workers. Peer support workers can be found in every facet of mental health and substance use services and provide invaluable care and advocacy to a range of communities and populations.
“I was never given any core values to have as a guide interacting with those I worked with. I only had my own values to rely on. It takes the onus off me knowing that I have a set of standards that are the same across the board.”
F.D., Peer Worker