Mental Health Peer Coordinator Program

Through this program, dedicated coordinators will engage peer mentors with relevant life experiences to form a network capable of conducting talking and sharing circles, lead discussions on life journeys, and offer informal peer counselling supports for program participants.


Program Objectives:

  • Coordinate mentorship for urban Indigenous individuals as they exit incarceration, particularly with regards to mental health or addictions concerns;
  • Assist Indigenous individuals under community supervision orders in navigating the justice system and complying with conditions;
  • Support and improve individual family wellbeing and the ability to recognize and maintain health relationships;
  • Provide access to cultural knowledge and activities that foster self-respect and identity; and;
  • Assist in improving the mental well-being using strength-based approaches to achieve and maintain a Good Mind.


If you are interested in being a mentor in this program, please do not hesitate to contact the Mental Health Peer Coordinator at the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.