The Peer Recovery Education for Employment & Resilience (PREFER) project of the Centre for Building a Culture of Recovery is trilled to announce that it will make available Peer Recovery training to 50 new recipients of bursaries.

Applications are now being accepted from people interested in participating in our education and training program and preparing to provide recovery-supporting peer support in employment, community, or volunteer roles.  Bursaries are limited to 50 and allow for all training to be provided to the recipients at no expense to the participant.

Although we are not offering jobs, this program will offer the skills-training and knowledge that helps get jobs in a new and emerging field of service delivery, as well as transform the current helping system based on lived experience and the knowledge of service users.

If you are interested in participating in this exciting project, please take a look at our brochure and visit our online application form for details. Keep up-to-date by visiting our website at:

Information sessions will be held in Toronto and in York Region on the following dates:

Monday May 30th, 2011 6:00-7:00pm at Krasman Centre, 10121 Yonge St., Richmond Hill

Thursday June 2, 2011 10:30am – 11:30am at North York General Hospital — Branson Site, in Auditorium, 555 Finch Ave. W. (just west of Bathurst), Toronto

Please let us know as soon as possible if you want to attend so that we can guarantee your space and send you up-dated information. Register for one of the upcoming information sessions by emailing your name, contact information, and any accommodations you require to or by leaving a message at: 905-780-0491, ext. 125 or calling toll-free 1-888-780-0724

The application deadline is June 6, 2011. Please help us spread the word about this exciting new education and training initiative!

Click here to complete the online application.

Announcement flyer

Program Brochure

Commitment and Application Information (pdf)

Detailed Program Information and Description (pdf)