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Peer support group facilitator

Living with Loss for adults grieving a death by substance use

Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Your grief experience can bring hope and healing to someone else. All of our programs are facilitated by volunteer facilitators who are themselves bereaved. Hearing experiences, stories and coping strategies from a peer has a profound effect on people who are grieving and helps normalize the grief experience. You get it. You've been there.

We are currently accepting applications for individuals interested in becoming peer facilitators for our Living with Loss group for adults grieving a death by substance use. Working with a co-facilitator who has also experienced a drug or alcohol-related death, peer support volunteers lead our monthly support group and create a safe space for group members to share stories and support one another through this type of loss.

Learn more about our Living with Loss by substance use program:

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Along with lived bereavement experience, our facilitator training is mandatory to volunteer as a peer facilitator with BFO-MR.

Training is virtual and takes place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on:
* Tuesday January 25
* Thursday January 27
* Monday January 31

You must attend all three three-hour sessions.
Working Conditions: Our programs are currently offered virtually, with a plan to return to in-person in early 2022.

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Evening
Please Note: All applicants must complete an online application form, and will be required to complete an interview prior to taking the training.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Conflict / Facilitation, Leadership/Management
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Facilitation and Training, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Sensitivity, Empathy
Transportation: NONE Needed

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Melina Pearson
65 Hanson Avenue Kitchener, N2C 2H6

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