Apply NOW for the School of Peer Support, funded by Cenovus!


The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary) is excited to announce that the application period for the 2024 School of Peer Support is now OPEN! This transformative program, designed to train individuals with lived experience of mental health or substance use concerns, is made possible through the generous support of Cenovus Energy.

The School of Peer Support empowers participants to harness their personal experiences to help others on their recovery journeys. This innovative program is a cornerstone of CMHA Calgary’s mission to foster resilience and mental well-being within the community.

Quote from Kyla reading, "[Peer Support] is allowing me to have more more productive personal relationships – to be a better friend, and to help people when they are reaching out. It’s been empowering.”

Cenovus Energy’s commitment to community health and well-being has been instrumental in the success of the School of Peer Support. Their support enables CMHA Calgary to provide comprehensive training that equips peer supporters with the skills they need to make a meaningful impact.

The program covers a range of topics, including active listening, boundaries, self-care, and non-violent crisis intervention, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to support others while maintaining their own wellness. Graduates of the program go on to provide invaluable support in various settings, including CMHA Calgary’s own programs, community organizations, and within the broader healthcare system.

Applications for the 2024 School of Peer Support are now being accepted. Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply early as spots are limited. This program is an incredible opportunity for individuals looking to turn their personal experiences into a source of strength and support for others.

For more information about the School of Peer Support and to apply, visit or click the link below.

Apply NOW for the School of Peer Support!

About Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region

For over 65 years, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary) has raised awareness, provided education, and offered support to individuals and families facing mental health or substance use concerns. Our long-standing belief is that recovery is possible and are committed to delivering wellness and recovery-oriented services to our community.

You are not alone. There is help.

If you’re struggling with your mental health and need immediate support, please don’t hesitate to phone the 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline or Distress Centre Calgary at 403-266-4357.