Peer Mentor

(Ontario Caregiver Organization)

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Position ID: V-OSH0443
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2023
Last Full Update: 25 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Peer Mentor

Contact Stacy Chung, Engagement Lead, Ontario Caregiver Organization; Email:

To participate in the Ontario Caregiver Organization’s 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor, delivering emotional support to other caregivers as they navigate their caregiving journey * be familiar with OCO’s mission, vision and programs and supports * facilitate peer support programs in a confidential, non-judgmental and friendly atmosphere * expertly guide conversations that allow caregivers to meet others with similar and dissimilar caregiving experiences * offer support and guidance on matters that help caregivers in their journey * provide feedback on OCO’s programs and resources that can help shape the ongoing delivery of OCO’s support and resources for caregivers * maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues as per OCO’s confidentiality agreement * communicate in a timely matter any concerns or issues to OCO staff liaison * follow all policies and procedures outlined in OCO’s volunteer handbook * understand and accept the roles and responsibilities of the peer support program * successfully complete all peer mentor training

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Benefits Utilize your personal caregiving experience to support other caregivers * be part of a meaningful volunteer experience * gain training and experience in peer support skills
Clients Caregivers
Ages 18 year(s) - 100 year(s)
Suitable For Anyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of Interest Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. * we are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and other languages, and caregivers with experience caring for a spouse or child
Commitment Length Long Term - 1 year commitment
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Accessibility Not Applicable
Number of Positions Greater Toronto Area 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on-going
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Qualifications: caregiver who is currently or has previously provided physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbor * passionate about and committed to ensuring all caregivers in Ontario feel supported and valued * possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills * demonstrate maturity, comfort and understanding around the caregiver process, its challenges and issues * ability to read people and situations (i.e. when to talk, when to listen, when to offer input, etc.) * experience working without supervision in situations that require critical thinking and flexibility in how and when to respond * be comfortable working with a wide variety of people * have a positive, caring and non-judgmental approach to supporting others * be emotionally able to provide support to others * ability to constructively participate in discussions with people of different backgrounds and experiences * must be over 18 years of age

Agency Details: Ontario Caregiver Organization

Office Phone 416-362-2273
Toll Free Phone 1-833-416-2273, Helpline
Address & Map
180 Dundas St W
Suite 1425
Toronto, ON
Canada M5G 1Z8
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Mailing Address 180 Dundas St W 
Suite 1425 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5G 1Z8

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