Peer Advocacy Training

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Nourish offered training for women, which includes trans women, Two-Spirit, and non-binary identities, who have experienced food insecurity, gender-based violence, or poverty.

Our Peer Advocacy training was an intensive course that provided leadership opportunities for people experiencing poverty and marginalization.

Our new and improved Peer Advocacy series focused on:

Individual healing: Including mental health, coping skills, and leadership development
Skills for working together: Including communication skills, active listening, and power dynamics
Community knowledge: Including 2SLGBTQ+ issues, Indigenous issues, and housing and income supports

Participants received honorariums.

Here’s what previous participants have said about the program:

“Participating in this series had a positive impact on my life because I have learned a lot about many different topics.”
“It helped me gain information that I was able to use about support. This has led me to now have a job and be in school to hopefully go to college soon.”
“Increased confidence, knowledge, and feeling of more connection to community.”
“Feeling more empowered to discuss community issues with people.”
“I have learned to be open-minded to different topics.”

This program was supported by Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, Community Foundations of Canada, the Equality Fund, and the Government of Canada.