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Campus Peer Support Program

Campus Peer Support is a three-year pilot project that will offer a specialized peer support training and certification on five Canadian campuses, in partnership with local CMHA offices, providing post-secondary students with the tools they need to support each other’s well-being.  

Peer support is the emotional and practical support between two people who share a common experience. Throughout the program, CMHA will work closely with post-secondary institutions to train and empower students who have lived and living experience of mental health and/or substance use health issues, allowing them to support fellow students – or peers – who are facing similar issues.  

The training materials will be co-designed with students, campus partners and community experts in peer support. Facilitators will be trained to deliver the curriculum so that the project can continue beyond the pilot phase. The program will also be evaluated.  

Campus Peer Support will provide in-person and virtual training as well as certification to 100 student peer supporters across five campuses in Canada. These institutions include: 

For more information, please contact us at [email protected]