Peer Training and Development Program

Type of Service

Peer/Self Help

Program Description

The Peer Training and Development Program is a harm reduction based program for individuals with a history of or current substance use issues. The program focuses on promoting personal recovery, community integration and increased quality of life through participation in paid training sessions over the course of 10 weeks (2 days per week for 2 hours), followed by paid work opportunity (up to maximum of 40 hours). Participants will build confidence and skills, as well as meaningful connections and sense of community. There are 3 cycles per year with a maximum of 36 participants per year.

Access Information

Eligibility: must live in Supportive Housing for People with Problematic Substance Use (SHPPSU) or access the Corner Drop In (St. Stephen's Community House), The Meeting Place (West Neighbourhood House), Queen West Community Health Centre or St. Felix. Individuals interested can apply by writing a letter of interest and submitting to the program Coordinator.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-925-2103 ext. 3214
Fax 416-966-2178

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Toronto)
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700