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Support Group Facilitator - Ottawa West


Organization: Parkinson Canada (Ottawa office)

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Apr 3, 2020


About Parkinson Canada:
Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Our National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada fulfills its mission through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

We are looking for a volunteer(s) to facilitate the monthly Living with Parkinson's Support Group in Ottawa, Ontario. The group will meet once a month for two hours.

To provide education and support at monthly group meetings to persons with Parkinson’s, members of their families, and/or their caregivers in dealing with the challenges of living with the condition. To encourage group members to share experiences, ideas and feelings, address challenges, develop supportive friendships and receive current information about Parkinson’s disease.
Duties include: facilitate monthly support group, including planning, set-up, refreshments and speakers.

• Experience in facilitation of support groups or meetings an asset
• Comfort and ability to discuss issues regarding Parkinson’s
• Active listening and communication skills
• Sensitivity and compassion
• Ability to model respect for diversity
• Background in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech language pathology, and/or other medical aspect of Parkinson’s disease an asset

• 3-5 hours per month, (includes two hour meeting and one hour preparation time) for a minimum of one year
• Training will be provided

Active seniors are welcome! If you are interested in joining a team that makes a tremendous difference in the lives of Canadians living with Parkinson’s, please contact Krista Duncan at


Krista Duncan


Ext: 3425

Volunteer Opportunity Address
Ottawa West


Good for people interested in: Mediation and Facilitation; Companionship/Visiting

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

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Learn or improve skills in facilitation, work with a fantastic group of people.

How will the organization benefit?
We will benefit knowing that our support groups are continuing to be offered and are run by a caring volunteer(s).

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors; Persons with a disability

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Police record check required: Yes