Peer Mentor Application Process and Online Training Schedule

The Recovery Transition Program is accepting applications for the next peer mentor training course. The ideal candidate would be a current or former patient at the Allan Memorial Institute or the Griffith Edwards Centre in stable recovery with the capacity to participate in the training program.

The training will be conducted by experienced Peer Mentors and will cover many topics including confidentiality, boundaries and the appropriate role of a Peer Mentor within the context of a healthcare institution. Following training, peer mentors will receive ongoing weekly supervision and support for a maximum commitment of 6 hours per week for one year.


The next Peer Mentor training course will be held in person at the Allan Memorial Institute (with the option of joining via Zoom as circumstances dictate). It will take place 2 days a week this fall (dates TBD), for a total of 30 training hours. The full course schedule with dates and times will be published soon.

In order to apply, candidates must fill out the attached screening form and send by e-mail to . Any questions can be addressed to the RTP Coordinator, Patricia Lucas.  If the applicant is accepted, they will be contacted by the RTP to arrange a time for an interview with the training team.


October 11, 2023

Orientation meeting

Monday, Oct. 16
Wednesday, Oct. 18

Peer mentor roles, confidentiality, values and beliefs
– Via Zoom ​

Monday, Oct. 23
Wednesday, Oct. 25

Communication and listening skills, skills practice (roleplay activity)
– Via Zoom

Monday, Oct. 30
Wednesday, Nov. 1

Communication and listening skills cont’d, hope and recovery, boundaries and self-disclosure, skills practice (roleplay activity)
– Via Zoom ​

Monday, Nov. 6
Wednesday, Nov. 8

Dealing with crises and difficult situations, trauma-informed care, self-care practices
– Via Zoom

Monday, Nov. 13
Wednesday, Nov. 15

Skills review and practice (roleplay activity), problem solving
– Via Zoom

Monday, Nov. 20
Wednesday, Nov. 22

Review procedures for peer-mentoring, sharing resources, closing celebration
–  Via Zoom

For more information about the RTP please see our website:

To print this schedule, please RTP PM Training Information and Schedule 2023 (5)-2.