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Helping people make connections is our passion. People who have strong connections to others have improved health, and communities where people are connected are healthier places to live. We provide training, information and resources for strengthening peer support groups and peer-led initiatives throughout British Columbia. We work with many diverse groups and communities including First Nations, rural, urban, multicultural, youth and online. PeerNetBC is a non-profit, registered charitable organization.

PeerNetBC has a wealth of resources to share with individual people, peer support groups and peer-led initiatives. One of the main ways we help people to connect is through our workshops. We provide open registration workshops that are available directly to the public and customized workshops created to meet the needs of specific groups and agencies across the province.

PeerNetBC workshops are designed to be accessible and useful for people at differing levels of skill and experience. We offer a range of courses every spring and fall with the aim to address a variety of learning needs. Be sure to check out our upcoming workshops.

For community groups or agencies interested in PeerNetBC’s customized workshops, check out our list of potential workshop topics.

For people looking for information and resources for their peer support group or peer-led initiative, please explore the Resources, Areas and Stages sections of our website.

For people seeking further information and advice regarding peer support or peer-led initiatives, please contact us directly.

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PeerNetBC Is Hiring!

PeerNetBC is seeking a Youth Community Developer!

We are in search for someone who is committed to peer support, social and economic justice, and community engagement.

PeerNetBC provides training, resources and support to peer support groups and peer-led initiatives across BC, fostering opportunities for people to learn from each other and make connections. For more information about our organization visit

Working with our team, the Youth Community Developer will:

  • Design and deliver youth-centred workshops for youth and adults who work with youth (topics include: facilitation, anti-oppression/anti-discrimination, conflict & communication, inclusive leadership, and more)
  • Work collaboratively and independently within PeerNetBC team members to develop and deliver youth specific projects & programs
  • Produce and manage the PeerNetBC Youth Newsletter
  • Network with and support youth-serving agencies in BC
  • Support PeerNetBC projects & programs with data collection, reporting and grant writing
  • Recruit, coach, mentor and coordinate youth facilitators who deliver PeerNetBC workshops throughout BC
  • Develop and maintain a youth engagement strategy within and outside of PeerNetBC

Ideally, you have experience in community engagement and social justice work, facilitation, workshop design & delivery in a variety of settings, and with Lower Mainland youth services. You have also demonstrated through your work and volunteering a commitment to peer support principles and to social change through collaborative action, with an anti-oppression focus. Life experience, desire and interest are all assets! An ability to share your skills is a must!

You will work within a strong value-based culture which embraces and embodies a collaborative approach to working together. Our organization has a busy and varied work environment that requires a strong work ethic.

PeerNetBC values inclusive, accessible, and collaborative processes. We serve diverse communities which include youth and we need a staff group that is reflective of the people we work with. Youth applicants from diverse backgrounds, with differing abilities are encouraged to apply.

The starting salary is $24,930.36 annually ($22.83/hour) plus benefits.
This position is part-time (21 hours/week) beginning April 3rd, 2017 (flexible) until March 31st, 2018. Hours vary and may include weekends and evenings. Depending on funding, this position may be renewed as full-time or part-time.

This posting closes on Sunday, February 19th, at 11:59pm. Please send your cover letter and resume as a single .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX file by email to

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