The Peer Recovery Education for Employment Program is a comprehensive series of courses and trainings about recovery. The program is designed to support your personal recovery and support you to enter or progress in the peer, recovery, mental health, or social service workforce.


The package of recovery education programs include:

Orientation to Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
Like Minds: Peer Support Education
WRAP Facilitator Certification
Pathways to Recovery
Basic Short Term Crisis Intervention
Gaining Autonomy with my Medication
Anti-Opression Training

Additional education and support for leadership is provided using monthly network meetings for program participants, regular personal transformation tracking and program monitoring. A yearly summit welcomes the broader recovery community. To graduate, you must complete all components of the program.

The objectives of the program are to:

If you are interested in participating in this program, please review the following required commitments and complete the application below.

OPTIONAL: You may also submit a resume that summarizes your previous experience using our recovery resume form. A link to that form will only appear after you have submitted this required application form.
  1. I am prepared to work from a position of personal lived experience with mental health problems or substance abuse.
  2. I am committed to my personal recovery and can honour and work from a position of choice.
  3. I am interested in employment and education related to work.
  4. I feel comfortable in diverse groups and I am open to learning new ways of being.
  5. I have access to a computer and internet. I can participate in the programs using English.
  6. I agree to complete tracking exercises required to monitor my own personal change and support evaluation of the program.
  7. I will make a commitment to attend programs reliably and on time so I can complete all components of the program in 1-2 years.



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What makes you a good candidate for this program?
Please respond in about 150-250 words maximum
Note that we do not need to know your diagnosis or information about your personal struggles with your mental health. We do want to know why you would like to join the PREFER community and what you hope to contribute to or get out of your involvement in PREFER.
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You may be contacted to participate in an entry interview in June 2012 where you can learn more about the programs and the program leaders can learn more about your hopes and plans.

As an inclusive organization, we are committed to equitable hiring practices.
As such, we encourage applications from individuals from marginalized communities or who have marginalized social identities.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.