Volunteer Peer Health Coach - Canadian Cancer Society Better Women Program

(Canadian Cancer Society, Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office)

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Position ID: V-BAR0113 Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 Last Full Update: 23 Mar 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactSandra McDonald, Volunteer Experience Business Partner, Mission, Canadian Cancer Society; Phone: 365-801-0357; Email: sandra.mcdonald@cancer.ca
DutiesBETTER Women is a health promotion program that offers women free access to a volunteer peer health coach who is trained to help them reach and maintain their health and cancer screening goals. The goals are created by the participant and a peer health coach will be there along the participant's journey to provide additional motivation and help them stay accountable. Peer health coaches are Canadian Cancer Society volunteers who are responsible for assisting women to meet their heath and screening goals. Peer health coaches act as a vital support network, being there every step of the way to help women feel empowered through their journey to get screened, move more, eat healthier, quit smoking, and/or reduce alcohol intake. 
All peer health coaches will be women between the ages of 40-65 who have lived experiences setting personal health goals i.e. getting active, eating better, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake and/or staying up to date on recommended screenings. Peer health coaches will all have completed the BETTER Women peer health coach training program, a 24-hour program in which they will receive a certification.
More Info Linkhttps://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/reduce-cancer-risk/get-involved-on/better-women/?region=on
ClientsWomen between the ages of 40 - 65
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForSeniors (55+) ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestMentorship / Leadership ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Team Work
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Dates and Times3 - 4 hours per week with a commitment of 1 - 2 years.
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationBarrie, Simcoe County and surrounding area
Number of PositionsBarrie 
15 individual(s) needed in total. 
Barrie, Simcoe County and Surrounding area
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Application Deadline19 Apr 2021
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements3 references
Start DateOn or after 16 Mar 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameCanadian Cancer Society, Simcoe-Muskoka Community Office
Office Phone1-800-263-6750; 1-877-513-5333
Toll Free PhoneOntario Office / Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333
Address & Map
15 Cedar Pointe Dr
Unit 22
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5R7
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Mailing Address15 Cedar Pointe Dr 
Unit 22 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 5R7