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Living a Healthy Life Peer Leader Training

Organization: Living Healthy Champlain

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Apr 18, 2018


Peer Leader Training is four 8-hour days. This training will consist of two days the first week (June 11, 12, 2018) and two the following week (June 18, 19, 2018). Training will be held in English.

Workshop Leaders are dedicated community volunteers who empower participants to better manage their chronic conditions and to live a healthy life. Leaders typically have first-hand experience with a chronic condition themselves. They apply and model self-management skills in their own lives. Leaders may be lay people or health care professionals. Regardless, they act as peers when leading the workshop, not as health experts. Two Peer Leaders always work together to deliver the workshops.


Rachel Davidson



Volunteer Opportunity Address
43 Bruyere st. Ottawa, On. K1N5C8


Good for people interested in: Teaching/Tutoring; Health Care

You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
As a leader, you will have the satisfying task of integrating the contents of the program and learning group facilitation skills that can be transferred to other areas of your life. Most importantly, you will watch people affected by chronic conditions successfully manage their health conditions by using the skills and tools that you have shared with them.

How will the organization benefit?
As a volunteer you will enable us to provide the Living a healthy life workshop across the Champlain region. The workshop is led by two leaders who have taken special training. The leaders are volunteers or health care professionals, many of whom have chronic conditions themselves The Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions  workshop helps people with chronic health conditions to better manage their symptoms and their daily life. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions reference book for free. All participants must pre-register for a workshop. We suggest participants attend all six sessions if possible. The more sessions attended, the more benefit! Workshop groups meet once a week for 2½ hours, over six weeks. There are eight to sixteen participants in each workshop. The workshop teaches skills for living a healthy life including: healthy eating; exercise; pain and fatigue managemen

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - None of the above

Police record check required: Yes