The Peer Recovery Education for Employment and Resilience (PREFER) program of the Centre for Building a Culture of Recovery is proud to announce that its Summit, held in Toronto, Ontario, is scheduled for Saturday March 8th, 2014 and will be available at no cost to people with lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges.

Click Summit 2014_Agenda for a brief agenda for the day (a new window will open).

The Summit is an opportunity for the Participants and Graduates of PREFER who have been receiving education and training in Peer Support and the wider community of People in Recovery, Consumer/Survivors, and Recovery Supporting agencies and partners to network, share skills, knowledge and discuss opportunities for building a systemic culture that supports Recovery and embraces Peer Support. A variety of presentations, networking and learning opportunities will be available throughout the day as people from across the Province gather to talk about recovery, recovery education, and peer support and employment in the mental health system for people with lived experience. The summit promises to be a gathering of leaders in the Peer Support movement across the region.

The PREFER Summit, will be an excellent opportunity for PREFER participants, community members, C/S/X groups, mental health program administrators, social service students, mental health community associations, mental health, addictions, and related service agencies, and foundations to learn from each other, deepen their knowledge of recovery, and gain a greater understanding of peer support and how to implement and support peer recovery education. Participants will also explore supporting self-discovery, recovery, and development through the arts as well as through critical and creative thinking.

Additionally, agencies and groups are welcome to request space for networking.

Contact Information:

For more information, or to register for the summit, go to


Click here for a copy of the flyer (PDF) you can share with others: PREFERSummit2014_flyer (PDF)

The Krasman Centre is happy to announce that we will be providing two WRAP facilitator training opportunities.

If you have completed your WRAP (sometimes called WRAP level 1) and are interested in becoming a certified WRAP group facilitator, please see the announcement and application form below. Application Deadlines are: Monday February 24, 2014 for the March training and March 31, 2014 if you are only interested in the May training.

There are two trainings available.

When? 5-day training (9am-5pm each day).

Option 1: Newmarket, Ontario Mon. March 10, Tues. March 11, Wed. March 12, Thurs. March 13, AND Friday March 14, 2014

Option 2: Richmond Hill, Ontario Mon. May 26, Tues. May 27, Wed. May 28, Thurs. May 29, AND Friday May 30, 2014

For more information, please see the files attached.

If you have not completed your own personal WRAP (sometimes called WRAP level 1), you may be interested in some of the upcoming WRAP groups that will be available throughout the Central LHIN. Details about those groups will be forthcoming, but a flyer is also attached.

Help us ensure that peer support workers, volunteer peer supporters, and others who may be interested about this opportunity! Please forward, post, distribute freely.




WRAPFacilitatorTraining_application_MarchUpdate (Word File)

WRAPFacilitatorTraining_application_MarchUpdate (PDF File)