Identified as a critical resource for the facial difference community, our peer programming has two streams of support: for adults with facial differences and community parents of young children with facial differences. The goals of this service focus on empowering community members, building resilience, and offering a supportive space for sharing.
Peer support is based on a relationship between two people who have similar lived experiences. Through this experience, a peer support worker is able to support someone who may be at a different place within their journey.
This relationship is built on empathy, empowerment, and encouragement. This type of relationship is highly valued because it is a non-judgemental space that is rooted in authenticity.
AboutFace is currently recruiting peers – adults with facial differences and parents of kids with differences. The full peer role description is available in the PDF below.
Please apply to be a peer by sending the following to Christina, Senior Program Manager, Peer & Community Supports, firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Letter of intent – tell us why you’re interested in being a peer.
Applications are due by April 30, and the peer training sessions will take place in May.P2P job description
Disclaimer: Volunteer peer support is not counselling. Peers are not medical professionals and do not diagnose or provide any medical treatment. They are volunteers with lived experience who are trained in providing peer support for the facial difference community. The program is open to the Canadian facial difference community.