Young adults are trained every fall to provide information and support services to their peers. Peer Educators act as an extension of our outreach services by providing information, support, empathy and referrals to their networks throughout the community. Training topics include: WCSS programs, mental health, drugs and alcohol, healthy sexuality, listening and questioning skills, employment needs, crisis intervention, and financial literacy.
Volunteers are trained over six weeks consisting of two 2-hour sessions per week. Once complete, participants receive a nationally recognized certificate in Peer Education.
Peer Educators are a vital source of support during Welcome Week events and also help organize community based fun learning events.
Call our office at 604-932-0113 for more information.
“I really enjoyed my time in the Peer Educator program. The Outreach Workers and guest speakers provided information on relevant topics/issues faced by the community of Whistler, and provided the tools necessary to share this information with people we interact with on a day to day basis. I definitely recommend it to anyone who has an interest in becoming more connected with our community, and its service providers.”