The Wiisokodaadig Peer Helpers Program aims to empower youth with decision-making, leadership, communication, and personal skills development and knowledge to become confident ‘peer helpers’.  The program’s goal is to build community capacity by providing peer support training to youth.

Vision

An Anishinaabe Nation where peer helping exists as a friendship, support, mediation, conflict resolution and assistance with problem solving.

Mission

To empower approximately 60 youth from the KCA per year with decision-making, communication and personal asset-building skills and knowledge to become confident “peer helpers”.

Peer Helper Concept

Our program is based on a peer-to-peer support model aimed at assisting peers with holistic health issues in an attempt to address the high and persistent rates of suicide amongst young people in Anishinaabe communities. Peer helping is about friendship, support, mediation, conflict resolution and assistance with problem solving.  Peer helpers are encouraged and supported to assist their peers with holistic health issues and to build trust.

Program Delivery
  • Regional Training and Community-Based Training
  • Community Implementation
  • In-School Workshops
For more information, contact:

Alannah Mendowegan, Coordinator
Phone: 807-467-8144 ext 250