Peer Employment Learning Series

Peer Employment Learning Series

The Island Health Peer Employment Learning Series has been developed to provide clarity on the context, role, scope, and opportunities for peer-based specialization in service design, delivery and evaluation. Each module will cover specific considerations for developing an equitable and inclusive peer workforce. The focus of each module is as follows:

Module One: 

An introduction to Island Health’s current and future state commitment to privileging voices and skills of people with lived and living experience in employed positions

Module Two:

Principles necessary for action on the safety, inclusion and equity of peer-based employment. This includes recommendations for addressing systemic barriers to the full participation of people with lived and living experience who are employed by Island Health within programs such as Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU), Public Health, and Acute Care.

Module Three: 

Practices specific to integrating personal expertise in professional roles. Including, reference and guidance on utilizing the Canadian Mental Health Association, Peer Power Indicators and Assessment Framework(2021) as a tool for leadership creating and supporting peer specialization and a continuum of peer positions.

Module Four: 

Recommendations and pathways for sustaining wellbeing.

Locations

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Campbell River - Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society
1330 Dogwood Street, Unit #5
Campbell River
V9W 3A6

 

250-287-9969

Services

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Changing the conversation: pilot projects focus on improving emergency department care for people who use opioids

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Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency department use

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