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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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Sign Up Today for the Anne Frank Memory Walk Project!

We are very pleased to present the Anne Frank Memory Walk Project for youth! Have you ever wondered how Vancouver neighbourhoods got to be the way they are today? Who names our streets? Who created our monuments? What history is in your backyard?

Become a participant in our program and you’ll find out! All youth 24 and under of various backgrounds (including but not limited to: cultural heritage, abilities, gender, age, sexual orientation, faith, and income levels) are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking youth who are:

  • 24 years old and under living in and around Vancouver
  • interested in gaining and enhancing their facilitation skills
  • eager to learn more about social justice
  • want to learn about social justice history in Vancouver
  • willing to share what they learn with diverse communities
  • excited to gain video-making and editing skills

This project will span from February 2015 – June 2015 and will provide opportunities for youth of various backgrounds to:

  • receive training on facilitation, anti-oppression, and diversity
  • learn about Anne Frank’s history and facilitate tours through the Anne Frank Exhibition
  • organize and guide a social justice bus tour in Downtown Vancouver
  • create short films about cultural and historic monuments in Vancouver and their messages and meanings
  • explore and uncover the untold stories of Vancouver’s history—past and present

Please note: a commitment to the first two training sessions on February 13th, 2015 (4pm – 8pm) and February 14th, 2015 (10am – 4pm) are mandatory, however we encourage everyone to apply.

Please apply online or if you need more information contact us.

Applications are due February 2nd, 2015 at 9:00AM!

For more info on project activities please see the project descriptions below.

** If selected, you will receive continuous training and project support as well as have an opportunity to meet like minded people and make friends. Participants who complete the program will receive honoraria and certificates of completion from the Anne Frank Museum of Amsterdam and PeerNetBC. **

Project Descriptions

*Please note: participants will be involved with all streams in some capacity.

1. Anne Frank House Exhibition (February, March, May and June 2015)

* Commitment is not expected for all four months; participants will rotate shifts & locations.

  • Learn about Anne Frank and participate in training to guide the exhibition
  • Co-guide a tour of the Anne Frank Exhibition (hosted at various Neighbourhood Houses in Vancouver)
  • Co-facilitate discussions about discrimination and diversity
  • Engage community groups in conversations about the naming of monuments and explore alternative options

2. Downtown Historical Tour (April & May 2015)

* 4 – 5 participants will be involved with organizing the tour, while the rest will be tour participants.

  • Work with a team to co-organize the logistics of the bus tour
  • Outreach to community individuals, groups, and organizations
  • Learn about some of the social justice history in Downtown Vancouver
  • Share that history as a tour guide
  • Co-facilitate discussions about access to social justice history
  • Engage community groups in conversations about the naming of monuments and explore alternative options

3. Memory Walk Film-Making (May 25th, 2015 – May 29, 2015)

* All participants can take part; must be able to commit to all five days.

  • Participate in full day trainings
  • Research a particular monument 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

Please fill out this form to apply and we look forward to hearing from you!

Applications are due February 2nd, 2015 at 9:00AM!

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PeerNetBC
408 - 602 West Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1P2

Telephone:
604-733-6186

Email:
info@peernetbc.com

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