Our Immigrant Peer educators support their peers, their social, family and work connections, with information and referrals that help them cope with adjusting and adapting to life in Canada and Whistler. They learn about:
The program runs every year starting in October. Part One is 8 sessions, 2 hours a week.
In Part Two, we rejoin twice, once in February and another in May. We come together with former IPEP graduates to connect with one another and discover how others are working as Peer Educators in our community.
After the program, we hope you will:
You may also like to volunteer with the Welcome Centre.
Part One: In 8 weekly sessions you will:
Part Two: We rejoin twice, once in February and again in May, with all the former IPEP graduates. We bring everyone together and support you as you work as a Peer Educator in your community; we discuss how mentoring is going, answer questions and solve any issues you may be having. This is also where we connect with one another and discover how others are working as a Peer Educator in their community.
Depending on interest, we invite in local service providers that you are interested in hearing from.
Check the dates of the next program
There are many ways to get involved, click here for more details.