Want to learn about local services and how to help other immigrants in Whistler?

Here’s a great opportunity to practice English, learn new skills and meet new people… whether you’re new to Whistler or have been here a while.

Our 2018 Immigrant Peer Educator Program this fall will help you…

  • 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, children and women’s health issues, education, how to solve conflicts with landlords or employers and many other topics.
  • 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 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, 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.

Have questions? Want to know more? Contact our settlement worker, Izumi Inoue….