Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

Peer Support Canada invites the submission of proposals for presentation at the
National Conference on Peer Support, May 6-8, 2018 in Calgary, AB. 
Submission Due Date:  November 10, 2017
Submission Notification:  November 24, 2017

Submit Proposal  

For three days in May, peer supporters, non-profit leaders, health care providers, health system leaders, thinkers and innovators will connect and share ideas, research, promising practices, successful programs, and tools to grow and strengthen peer support. Above all, we will leave the conference energized to grow peer support across Canada. The Conference Committee is looking for abstracts that provide tools, templates and advice to support and “scale-up” exceptional practices.  Workshops should go beyond describing successful projects and programs; they empower delegates to reproduce them in their own regions.


  • Building the Evidence Base: Research and evaluation of peer support
  • Working Together – Collaborations, managing conflicts, creating and sustaining partnerships and more
  • Innovative and effective peer support programs
  • Peer Support 2.0: Deepening our skills
  • Self- care: Essential for all (burnout, self-compassion, workplace supports, encouraging and enabling self-care) 

We encourage abstracts from Peer Supporters, (including Family Peer Supporters) and from folks who identify as experiencing marginalization, including First Nations/Indigenous people, LGTBQ folks, newcomers, refugees, and racialized individuals.  

If you have an idea for a workshop but not sure where it fits, please contact Shaleen Jones at 
If you have any questions about your application please contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager, at 1-866-655-8548 or