Save the date! April 27-29, 2016.
Network with peer supporters across Canada and the world
Enhance your skills, learn new theories, gain practical know-how
Take home innovative practices to lead recovery in your community
Author, Unsinkable: A Memoir
Peer Support & Mental Health AdvocateRead More
Recipient of the Order of Canada
Author, Beyond the Crazy House
Dr. Ian Dawe
Physician-in-Chief &Read More
Recovery Champion of
Ontario Shores Mental Health Sciences
Building on Success. Building on a Movement.
The first National Conference on Peer Support was a HUGE success! We would like to thank the 400+ delegates who made their way to Halifax from all points in Canada and beyond. Our lives are the richer for having the opportunity to learn from your shared and lived experience. We are inspired to know that there are so many dedicated people who understand the power of a simple conversation. This conference is just a small step in our mission to make peer support accessible to all. With your support – we know country-wide access to peer support is going to happen. See you in 2016!
Sun Life is extremely proud to have sponsored this first national conference on peer support in Canada. Peer support can be critical to the recovery of those experiencing mental illness, and recovery is the end goal for all of us involved in the mental health area. The conference brought the best thinking on mental health issues together to have a rich and real conversation about mental health. Thank you!
I attended 2014’s Peer Conference in solidarity and support for our rev up recovery rally! I took away a sense of pride, respect, unity, and optimism, regarding the whole peer movement, turning words into action, fired by commitment for the greater good. This peer conference celebrated and confirmed everything I believe and hold dear, when it comes to healing and improving ourselves and our mental health system.
I attended the national conference because I knew we were making history by such an inaugural event. It was a fantastic experience and the spirit of the conference was most contagious! I was amazed at the variety and spectrum of people attending the conference. I do not think that we can move towards a transformed recovery-oriented mental health system without peer support workers!