PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Provincial Peer Support Program connects persons with lived experience (the Mentor) with an individual who is living with the effects of acquired brain injury who requires the support (the Partner). The program is available to survivors, family members and/or unpaid caregivers.

Mentor/Partner matches are time specific and are made based on similar experiences, needs and personal interests. The program is coordinated through the local brain injury associations across Ontario, making it possible for people to be ‘matched’ province wide.

82% of Mentors say that being a Mentor improved their quality of life!
90% of Partners recommend the Peer Support Program.

Screening &  Matching

All Mentors and Partners are screened. The Mentor must complete a day of training, a police clearance and commit to a minimum of seven months. Mentors and Partners are matched based on individual preference and done as quickly as possible so the support can begin.

Support Process

Support between the Mentor and Partner can be offered over the phone or by email. 

Cost

There is no cost associated with this program.

(905) 646-2426

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