At the Self-Help Resource Centre the core of our work is done through volunteers. We try to ensure that each volunteer can participate in the best way they can and we match their skills and passions and time restraints with their volunteer contribution. View current volunteer opportunities.
Group Name: Peer Support Worker Community of Practice
Description: The Self Help Resource Centre is a non-profit organization that is funded by the United Way and the City of Toronto. We have been connecting people with peer support groups since 1987. These groups continue to support people in overcoming major life challenges and transitions on the path to improved health and happiness. We do this through training and supporting peer support group leaders, providing resources to groups, operating an online database and information line to refer people to groups, and through managing peer support programs at large organizations.
The Self-Help Resource Centre is starting a peer support group for peer support workers and volunteers. This ongoing monthly Community of Practice meeting will be an opportunity for peer support group and one-on-one facilitators to get support from other peer facilitators, share valuable resources and experiences, and brainstorm solutions to challenges in the field. What to bring:questions and challenges experienced in peer support. Coffee, tea and light snack will be provided! If you would like to attend please RSVP to Melissa Corcoran.
Where: 46 Delaware Avenue | Toronto, ON, M6H 2S7
When: First Thursday of each month from 4:00 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Contact: Please register at email@example.com or 416-487-4355 extension 21.
Group Name: Humber Community Seniors’ Services – Wellness Program
Description: Humber Community Seniors’ Services is a non-profit organization with a proud history of making a difference in people’s lives by serving our community for nearly 50 years. Our goal continues to be to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently, safely, with dignity, and with the highest quality of life possible.
The Wellness Centered programs engage seniors and volunteers from various cultural backgrounds in meaningful and enjoyable activities that help develop creative and learning skills in a welcoming group environment to reduce social isolation and to enhance quality of life. **** Transportation is not provided for seniors living outside of the catchment area. All seniors are welcomed and there is no cost.
Where: 100 Charles Street East | Toronto, ON M4Y 1V3
When: Thursdays from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Contact: 416-249-7946 | firstname.lastname@example.org | humberseniors.org
Group Name: Senior Peer Helping Centre
Description: A volunteer organization, part of a unique seniors’ project organized and run by trained senior volunteers. Senior peer helpers listen in a friendly manner to concerns and problems of other seniors. They help seniors recognize the value of their life experiences and how those experiences can help them cope today, encourage them to realize their strengths and help them build self-esteem and confidence. Seniors are referred, when necessary, to appropriate community resources. To help seniors consider new options for their lives.
Where: 80 Lothian Avenue – Room 5A | Etobicoke, ON M8Z 4K5
When: Drop-in or telephone contacts, as well as an answering-machine service. Open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.