Self-management programs are led by peer leaders, many living with chronic conditions themselves.
Who should become a leader?
Adults 19 years and older who have attended a Take Charge program in the past. Leaders can be health care professionals, caregivers, family members, community volunteers, educators, and anyone who is interested in supporting people with a chronic health conditions to better manage their symptoms.
Non-judgmental and open to new ideas
Responsible, respectful and trustworthy
Committed towards helping others
Willing to listen, learn new skills and be a healthy role model
Committed to the philosophy of the program
Understands the challenges of having a chronic (ongoing) health condition
Commit to completing all required leader trainings and update trainings (as needed)
Co-facilitate a minimum of 1-2 programs per year
Must complete all program related forms, policies, training and a police record check
What are the benefits of becoming a leader?
Learn facilitation skills
Learn techniques and strategies you can use in your own life
Share in other people's success
What is involved with the training?
You must attend a 2-4 day leader training. Training may be virtual or in-person depending on availbility
You must be willing to deliver your first workshop within the first 6 months after your training date
Am I on my own when delivering a program?
Workshops are delivered with 2 leaders. You will be partnered with a more experienced leader until you are comfortable.
All registration, materials and evaluations are handled by the Waterloo Wellington Self- Management team
Still interested and willing to attend a peer leader training?
If you are interested in training to become a volunteer peer leader, please fill out the expression of interest below and a member from our team will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.