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.
We are very excited to once again be a community partner in this great event.
Wednesday, May 1 at 1:30 pm
Thursday, May 2, at 11 am and 1:30 pm
Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
Free Admission but Donations Welcome
Roundhouse Community Arts Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews)
Some Assembly Theatre Company is now in its 12th year creating and presenting youth driven plays with its Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group Project (RHY-TAG). Sticks & Scones explores Bullying in its different forms ranging from online to school hallways, examining how we all have a role in ending the cycle of violence and abuse. Written and performed by VANCOUVER YOUTH in collaboration with Some Assembly theatre artists Valerie Methot, Ken Lawson, Jeremy Baxter, Chandra Lesmeister with guest artists Anna Talbot and Allen Morrison. Sticks & Scones is being presented free of charge for the public with talkback sessions following each performance at the Roundhouse Performance Centre May 1–4 as part of National Youth Arts Week.
Sticks & Scones follows the journey of Teddy, a teenager who disappears for a year after being traumatized from being bullied. He resurfaces at a new school and, regardless of the consequences, attempts to avoid becoming the target again…. and the results ripple throughout the community. With humour and hope, Sticks & Scones humanizes bullies, bystanders and those who are targeted. It also looks at the issue of cyberbullying, and the false sense that the bully may feel no responsibility for his/her actions through online anonymity.
The Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group Project (RHY-TAG) engages diverse populations of youth and the community at large using theatre as the artistic tool to inspire awareness and discussion of youth ideas and concerns. The project was awarded the City of Vancouver Youth Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Youth Community.”
RHY-TAG is a Roundhouse Youth Theatre Artist Residency with Some Assembly Arts Society and its artists: Valerie Methot, Ken Lawson, Chandra Lesmeister and Jeremy Baxter with guest artists Anna Talbot, Allen Morrison.
Some Assembly produces new and original theatre collaborations between youth community members and professional theatre artists. Since 2002 Some Assembly has been creating and presenting inspirational plays with the RHY-TAG project to build awareness, promote wellness and encourage dialogue about issues facing youth today.
Some Assembly Partners and Funders
Partners: Vancouver Coastal Health, Roundhouse Community Centre
Funders: BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver citizenU, BC Gaming, Vancouver Foundation.
Community Partners: Watari, VSB, Peernet BC, Methotical Productions, National Youth Arts Week.