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Peer Support: What’s New

Are you 55+ and interested in participating in attending a course on Peer Counselling at no cost?

Our peer support services stress self empowerment,volunteerism and seniors helping seniors.

Each volunteer for peer counselling after being accepted to be trained makes a commitment of a minimum of one year as a volunteer and is trained for a total of 55 hours in both oral and role playing methods in order to help their fellow senior. The same kind of training although shorter hours apply to our Friendly Visitor Program, our Phone Calling Program, and our Ambassador program.

Upon completion of the course you will have learned active listening and effective communication skills, become familiar with community resources and you will be matched with a senior in the community. 

Prospective program volunteers are required to pass a Criminal Records Check.

Jewish Seniors Alliance Peer Support Services is now accepting applications for the following programs:

The Community Support Friendly Visitor

Training Course begins 

May 2018

Friendly visitors receive 15 hours of training.

The Senior Peer Counselling

Training Course begins 

October 2018

Participants attend an 11 week course and you will receive upon graduation a Certificate in Senior Peer Counselling of British Columbia.

For more information about how you can become a Peer Counsellor or Friendly Visitor call 604-267-1555.

This project is funded by the Diamond Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, the Snider Foundation and the Provincial Government of BC.

Check back soon for information on upcoming Peer Support Events!

Click here to read more about past events and reports.

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