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The Canadian Peer
Support Network
Empowering youth to support one another. The Canadian Peer
Support Network
Who We Are

Our Mission

The Canadian Peer Support Network (CPSN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the mental well-being of Canadian young adults by empowering them to effectively support one another.
What we do

Improving mental health literacy

We deliver peer support training & workshops, advocate for youth mental health, and share best practises between peer-to-peer initiatives across Canada.

Training

Advocating

Sharing Best Practices

Why We Do It

Improving youth mental health

To address the quickly rising need for accessible, cost-effective mental health support on student campuses and other youth communities.

Felt overwhelmed by all you had to do
88%
Felt very sad
76%
Felt very lonely
70%
Felt overwhelming anxiety
69%
Felt things were hopeless
64%
Felt so depressed it was difficult to function
52%
Seriously considered suicide
16%
Attempted suicide
3%
About Us

What is Peer Support?

Our vision

A world where youth have the capacity and confidence to support one another.

Our mission

We empower young people to empathetically listen and to effectively support one another by improving their mental health literacy.

About Us

What is Peer Support?

The Canadian Peer Support Network defines peer support as:

Non-judgmental

Confidential

Self-aware

Empathetic

Non-directional

Active listening between peers with similar lived experiences

Our Team

Experienced People

Our Training

Training and Support

Peer Support 101 Training

How to support a friend

Peer Support Comprehensive Training

Paving the way for a more mentally healthy and resilient Canada.

How To Get Involved

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