Self-management programs are led by peer leaders, many living with chronic conditions themselves.
Who should become a Leader?
Adults 19 years and older who are interested in supporting people with chronic conditions.
- non-judgmental and open to new ideas
- responsible, respected and trustworthy
- committed towards helping others
- willing to listen, learn new skills and be a healthy role model
- committed to the philosophy of the program.
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Leader?
- learn facilitation skills
- learn techniques and strategies you can use in your own life
- share in other people’s success.
Is it difficult to be a Leader?
You are provided with thorough training and ongoing support from a Program Coordinator. Leaders do not need to be a health professional to deliver these programs.
Leaders receive ongoing education and skills training, as well as a regular newsletter. To view a sample newsletter, click here.
What is required to become a Leader?
Training requirements include:
- Complete and submit the Application form
- Participate in a personal telephone interview to assess suitability
- Complete the training (2 to 4 days depending on program)
Trainings are interactive and fun, and are provided at no cost.
Please note: Trainings may be postponed or cancelled if a minimum number of people do not pre-register.