Peer Mentor

(Ontario Caregiver Organization, Online Services / Find Support)

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Position ID: V-OSH1392 Last Modified: 16 Mar 2021 Last Full Update: 16 Mar 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactOntario Caregiver Organization; Phone: 1-888-877-1626 ext 1011; Email:
DutiesAn OCO trained peer mentor will: 'just be there’/listen * provide encouragement, support and acceptance * acknowledge a caregiver’s strengths * share lived experience and give real life examples * discuss a caregiver’s wellbeing * provide support with developing coping strategies * provide relevant information * provide support to set goals the caregiver identifies * celebrate any goals the caregiver achieves * be someone for a caregiver to bounce ideas off * you can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home.
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Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor * we are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and also other languages
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
AccessibilityNot Applicable
Number of PositionsOntario 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsAn OCO trained peer mentor must be a caregiver who is currently or has previously provided physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour * • over 18 years of age * able to give a one year commitment to the program * undergo a reference check and criminal background check
Start DateOn or after 16 Mar 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameOntario Caregiver Organization, Online Services / Find Support
Office PhoneOffice: 416-362-2273
Toll Free PhoneHelpline (1-833-416-CARE): 1-833-416-2273
Address & Map
180 Dundas St W
Suite 1425
Toronto, ON
Canada M5G 1Z8
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Mailing Address180 Dundas St W 
Suite 1425 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5G 1Z8

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