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Profile of Peer Resources

Our mission is to provide:

high quality training,
superior educational resources, and
practical consultation

To persons who wish to establish or strengthen peer helping, peer support, peer mediation, peer referral, peer education, peer coaching, and mentor programs in schools, universities, communities, and corporations.

Peer Resources has been in operation as a non-profit educational corporation since 1975 and has an unequaled record of experienced and published experts in peer, mentor, and coach systems in Canada.

The Executive Team of Peer Resources:

Rey Carr, Ph.D.

David deRosenroll, Ph.D.

Gregory Saunders, M.A.

The Advisory Board of Peer Resources:

With Associates across Canada, Japan, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, Peer Resources provides the most widely used helping resource manuals, technical articles, and curricula around the world.

Peer Resources maintains the National Registry of Certified Peer Trainers and Training Consultants. We are Canada's leading authority for mentoring, coaching, and peer helping.

We have conducted hundreds of workshops, university courses, and in-service and professional development events with documented effectiveness.

Our staff members receive extensive training and are highly service-oriented. We work as a team, encourage innovation, and share responsibilities and results. Learn about employment opportunities with Peer Resources or review the organizational chart.

Since 1979, we have provided:

Nationally recognized speakers for conferences, meetings, public information, radio and television interviews.

Experienced leaders to train elementary and secondary students, university students, employees, community members, and senior citizens as coaches, peer helpers, or mentors. We provide leadership workshops and courses to train professionals as trainers and program developers for peer helping, coaching, and mentoring.

Established authorities and consultants to assist with needs assessments, support building, customized training plans, trouble-shooting, and program development, enhancement and evaluation.

Leading edge training guides, research studies and other resource material.

Service as a national clearinghouse for all levels and types of peer helping, coaching, and mentoring

Active and up-to-date lists of local peer helping and mentor programs in communities all across Canada and other parts of the world, enabling us to provide regional assistance and follow-up where needed.

Assistance to business and educational groups to identify and train their own personnel so they can assume continuous leadership.

How Peer Resources Can Help You

Peer Resources specializes in training trainers to establish coach, peer and mentor programs for a wide variety of organizations, including:

  • Elementary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals
  • Community services and agencies
  • Mental health services
  • Businesses and corporations

We've helped professionals establish peer and mentor programs for many kinds of groups. Here's a representative sampling

  • Students
  • Employees
  • Managers and Executives
  • Displaced Workers
  • Unions
  • Professional organizations such as teachers, nurses, dentists
  • Aboriginal communities
  • Persons with health challenges (AIDS/HIV)
  • Persons associated with peer-based recovery groups

We've assisted people to create peer, mentor and coaching programs to deal with a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Smoking prevention
  • Drug and alcohol prevention
  • Academic achievement (tutoring)
  • Transitions
  • Cultural diversity
  • Conflict resolution
  • Orientation
  • Critical incidents (uncharacteristic traumatic, stressful events)
  • Career change and development
  • Recovery from addiction and mental illness
  • Unemployment

Perhaps we can help you too. If you wish to establish or strengthen peer helping, peer support, coaching or mentoring programs in your organization, we can provide training, educational resources, and practical consultation. We welcome your enquiries. For more information, you can contact us in five ways:

  1. Phone: (250) 480-9698
    Note: We are available during normal business hours.
    The time where we are located is: 10:01 AM
  2. Snail mail: 1052 Davie Street, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8S 4E3
  3. On Twitter: Peer_Resources

Greg and David rebuild the Peer Resources national office.