Peer Support

(March of Dimes Canada, Durham Region, Oshawa - Mary St, Supportive Housing, Oshawa - Mary St)

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Position ID: V-OSH0304
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 13 Dec 2023

Opportunity Details: Peer Support

Contact Michelle Foster, Volunteer Engagement, March of Dimes Canada After Stroke Program; Phone: 705-627-7831; Email:

Connect with new stroke survivors and/or caregivers in the local hospital setting.  Must be a stroke survivor/caregiver. Lived experience with the effects of a stroke and utilze their experience to provide hope, encouragement, eduation and emotional support to people who are beginning the recovery process.  

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Benefits Gain experience in a hospital setting and develop greater understanding of stroke rehabilitation. Opportunity to have a positive impact on those who have been affected by stroke. Opportunity to develop and strengthen your communications skills. Participate as a valued volunteer team member with the March of Dimes Canada and of assigned hospital
Clients New stroke survivors and caregivers in a hospital setting
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Couples
Areas of Interest Community Outreach
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Lived experience as a stroke survivor/caregiver
Commitment Length Long Term ; Minimum of 1 year commitment.
Interaction Level One-on-one
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Dates and Times flexibility offered
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Hospital setting - Oshawa (Lakeridge Health Centre)
Location Oshawa Hospital
Number of Positions Oshawa 
4 individual(s) needed in total. 
Must be a stroke survivor. Role can also be a couple volunteer role as stroke survivor and a caregiver
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training provided by the March of Dimes and the local hospital
Cost Reimbursement of Police check after 3 months service.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Proof of immunization - MMRI and Varicella. 2 step TB tests. COVID 19 
Must be a stroke survivor
Liability Insurance Available

Agency Details: March of Dimes Canada, Durham Region, Oshawa - Mary St, Supportive Housing, Oshawa - Mary St

Office Phone 905-404-0688
Fax 905-404-8177
Address & Map
139 Mary St N
Ste 107
Oshawa, ON
Canada L1G 7X1
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Mailing Address 139 Mary St N 
Ste 107 
Oshawa, ON 
Canada L1G 7X1

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