In 2017, CMHA Calgary recruited 41 individuals and family members who wanted to use their lived experience to connect with others through our recovery college. Since Peer School started, we have seen a 78 per cent increase in applications for the next class. That’s more than 125 applications for 20 spots in the next class of Peer School Training!
Our Peer School delivered 164 hours of mentorship. This includes 70 classroom hours over the course of four months instilling Peer competencies in hope, boundaries, resilience and connection as well as 50 internship hours of paid work placements.
Upon graduation, 30 individuals and four family members (83 per cent) walked across the stage. 18 per cent of graduates are volunteering in Peer Support while 73 per cent found paid employment.
We are so proud of our Peers! Congratulations to all of you.
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