Peer Support Program
Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCI-AB) was initially founded as an organization of peer volunteers who offered help to injured veterans. It was recognized early on that access to the support of people who have personal experience living with a disability leads to improved emotional and physical well-being.
Peers provide support, mentoring, coaching, and information that contributes to individuals’ successful recovery and transition. Peers are also role models, offering hope to those who may need it. Peers are recognized as being central to adjustment in many spheres of community-based rehabilitation.
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New! Online Peer Mentor Volunteer Training
In this course, potential Peer Mentors will learn important skills in communication, listening, setting expectations and recognizing risks, enabling them to be more effective as a mentor to their peers. They will gain an understanding of what a healthy peer mentoring relationship looks like and how it helps both mentor and mentee.