Peer Support Chapter Leader

(Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound)

Position ID: V-CWD0066
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022
Last Full Update: 12 Jul 2022

Opportunity Details: Peer Support Chapter Leader

Contact Andrea Tagalakis, Family Partnership Program Manager, Parents for Children's Mental Hea; Phone: 416-921-2109 ext 125; Email:

Provide direct peer support to families 
Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager as they arise 
Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
Participate in training opportunities 
Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives

Benefits SUPPORT  
Chapter Leaders are the backbone of the peer support program, and it is important that they get all the support they need. Such as space to connect with other Chapter Leaders to discuss and raise questions about their chapter and to engage in peer support with each other. Chapter Leaders are also connected with a designated employee at the local Child and Youth Mental Health agency to share resources and strategies for unique challenges.  
Chapter Leaders are trained in Peer Support, Group Facilitation Skills and Systems Navigation. Chapter Leaders participate in an additional minimum of 10 hours of training per year and are welcome to participate in all available training free of charge.  
Chapter Leaders help inform the resources on the Family Care Centre by identifying the gaps and needs in the community. Chapter Leaders support systems change and advocacy work by sharing their stories on CMHO’s social media platforms and media interviews
Clients Families and caregivers raising children with mental illness and mental health challenges
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Mental Health / Addictions ; Office Administration ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) - Chapter Leaders are asked to commit to the role for a minimum of 2 years ; One evening meeting per month (except July, August, and December)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 5 / Month
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Nipissing- Parry Sound
Number of Positions Nipissing District ; Parry Sound District 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided ; Training is required - Peer Support Training, Group Facilitation Training, Boundary Setting
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements PCMH will cover the cost and conduct the Police Check

Agency Details: Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound