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Live life to the fullest with your ongoing health condition

Become a Peer Leader


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.


Leader Attributes

  • 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

Leader Committments:

  • 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. 




Leader Application Form

* First Name
* Last Name
* Telephone
* E-Mail
* Address
* City
* Postal Code (A1A 1A1)
* Are you easily able to travel to multiple locations within the Waterloo Wellington region?

* Have you previously completed a Take Charge program?

* What are your reasons for wanting to become a Peer Leader?
* Do you agree to participate in an interview?
Upon review of your application, you may be asked to complete an interview.

* Reference Check
I agree to undertake or submit evidence of a valid Police Reference Check at my own expense. I understand that if the Reference Check is not satisfactory, I may not be offered a leader postion.

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