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 seeking further information and advice regarding peer support or peer-led initiatives, please contact us directly.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 – Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9am – 5pm
Openings for the film-making segment of the Anne Frank Memory Walk project have opened up for youth 29 years old and under!
This is a unique opportunity to work with video-editors from Anne Frank House of Amsterdam in creating short films exploring the history behind some of our city’s monuments and engage with the public about the importance of memorializing spaces and stories.
FREE! ASL interpretation has been secured!
We are seeking youth who are:
• 29 years old and under living in and around Vancouver
• Interested in gaining and enhancing your film-making and video-editing skills
• Keen on learning social justice history in Vancouver
• Willing to share what you learn with diverse communities
Please note: a commitment to all five days of the planning and filming sessions are mandatory, as well as the orientation on May 16. however we encourage everyone to apply. Participants missing class are responsible for informing their school. A letter of support from PeerNetBC will be provided.
For more information on project activities please see the project description below. For more information on the Anne Frank Memory Walk project.
May 16th, 2015 and May 23rd, 2015 – May 27th, 2015
* Must be able to commit to all five sessions of planning and filming, including orientation on May 16.
• Attend the Downtown Historical Diversity Bus Tour for orientation, and to look for inspiration for the film (May 16th)
• Participate in full day planning and filming sessions
• Research a particular monument in Vancouver commemorating discrimination, and film and interview people’s perceptions of it on the street
• Create a film with the guidance of professional editors on cultural and historic monuments in Vancouver and their messages and meanings
• Explore and uncover untold stories of Vancouver’s history—present and past
• Share the film and engage community groups in conversations about the naming of monuments and explore alternative options
For examples of the types of films you’ll be creating, go to YouTube and look up Anne Frank House Memory Walk!
Some examples here:
1. Sinti & Roma Monument
Applications are due May 4th, 2015 at 9:00AM!
For questions, concerns, or accessibility requests please contact Lydia Luk at firstname.lastname@example.org / 604.733.6186