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Volunteer Peer Health Coach

Better Women

Canadian Cancer Society

   About the Position

Impact Statement
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

BETTER Women is a research program that goes beyond cancer to help women aged 40-68 reduce their risk of chronic disease by creating and achieving health goals. Activities such as getting screened, moving more, healthy eating, quitting smoking and, reducing alcohol intake can reduce a person’s risk of getting cancer and other chronic diseases. Volunteer peer health coaches will provide regular support to women so they can reach and maintain their health goals.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 40+

Area(s) of Interest: Health Care / Wellness, Mentoring / Tutoring

Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Motivate Others, Empathy

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: • Comprehensive training to become a BETTER Women peer health coach
• Online resources and a peer health coach toolkit
• A designated CCS staff member who will provide ongoing support
• Regular meetings with other peer health coaches to build a strong community of practice
Working Conditions: virtually (you can reside anywhere in Ontario)
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
We are asking for a 1-2-year commitment of 3-4 hours per week due to the relationship-based nature of this role. The role can accommodate vacations.

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55 Saint Clair Avenue West Toronto, M4V 2Y7
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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

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