Immigrant Peer Educator Program

The Program..

Would you like to develop your knowledge and skills to support friends and co-workers (your ‘peers’) with information about where to go and how to solve issues?

Learn about culture shock, depression, discrimination, how to solve conflicts with landlords or employers, children and women’s health issues, education or career uncertainty.

Learn about local resources and services and meet their representatives.

Improve your listening and communication skills through fun activities and exercises.

Immigrant Peer Educators…

  • Are immigrants working or living in the local community.
  • Are reliable, responsible and committed to the program.
  • Complete 16 hours of mandatory training.
  • Commit 1-2 hours per week to the program for 4 months after training.
  • Have a real desire to provide support, empathy, information and referrals to other immigrants (friends and co-workers).

Why be a Peer Educator?

  • Gain valuable volunteer experience for your resume and career development.
  • Receive FREE training on team work, facilitation skills, listening and questioning skills, health and wellness, education, self-advocacy, local social service and other local resources and programs.
  • Work in a team to increase awareness about social services and immigrant support programs.
  • Be part of a program that is fun, informative and easy to fit into your current lifestyle.
  • Receive a Peer Educator certificate.

To arrange an interview, or for more information on the next program, contact

Whistler:

Pemberton: