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    Posted: Mar/15/2012 at 2:46pm
Organization: Canadian Mental Health Association
Job type: Part-time contract
Location: Toronto, Greater Toronto Ontario
Deadline: 5:00 p.m.,
March 30, 2012

The Canadian Mental Health Association requires a Peer Trainer for the Opening Doors Project.

The Opening Doors Project is a public education endeavor that provides a series of workshops about mental health and wellness, stigma associated with mental illness and the convergence with settlement stress, racism, and discrimination. Each workshop is delivered by a team of Peer Trainers who self-identify as having lived experience with mental health issues and/or the mental health system as well as having immigrated to Canada.

Position Summary:

As a Peer Trainer, you will work closely with your colleagues, the Project Coordinator, and the Training and Curriculum Coordinator, to participate in training, provide input into training curriculum and program evaluation, and deliver workshops throughout Ontario.


  • Participate in training on facilitation and presentations skills, anti-racism/ anti-discrimination, navigating the mental health system and resettlement stress.
  • Facilitate anti-racism/ anti-discrimination workshops at places frequented by newcomers and mental health consumers/ survivors, including service providers
  • Carry out administrative tasks related to the position as required
  • Main location of work is close to Downsview Subway Station, with travel throughout Ontario (a car is not required)


  • Personal lived experience with mental health issues AND with immigrating to Canada
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mental health needs of newcomers who are experiencing mental health problems
  • Thorough understanding of anti-racism/ anti-oppression theory and practice
  • Thorough understanding of the interconnection and intersection of different oppressions
  • Ability to incorporate feedback, demonstrable organization and planning skills are a must.
  • Available to work occasional evenings.
  • Experience facilitating workshops using an adult education framework

This is a contract position (May 15 – March 31, 2013) scheduled to work 28 hours per week.

Salary: $23.52 per hour

The Canadian Mental Health Association is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from equity seeking groups including qualified individuals with personal experience of the mental health system.

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for the job

Opening Doors Peer Trainer Hiring Panel, Canadian Mental Health Association – Toronto Branch
700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 480
Toronto, Ontario M6A 3B4

Fax: 416-789-9079

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