Peer Support Workers (PSWs) are an emerging workforce, internationally and in Canada, that is generating innovative recovery-oriented social and civic inclusion practices. Within the framework of IncluPsy, a project funded by the European Union, several European countries have come together to share their good practices and, for the first time, Quebec has been invited to take part in the reflection.
In this context, the University of Montreal, represented by Jean-François Pelletier, associate partner of the project, has set up a training workshop on PSWs to which mental health practitioners and community workers are invited in order to identify innovative and applicable methods of integrating peer workers in different care and service contexts. The webinar was international in scope and took place on 25 February 2022 simultaneously with teams from Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Quebec.
This webinar helped to generate interest in the benefits of working with peers among the participants. As a result, one ehs organisation has now embarked on the process of integrating a peer worker into its team.
You will find the programme and the precise objectives of the webinar in the “document” section.