Workshop: Peer Employment Services

September 25, 2020, 2:20 - 3:40 PM 

Paid Employment Opportunities for People With Live Experience (PEOPLE) Employment Services a social enterprise that provides deliberate training and partnerships that lead to paid employment opportunities for people who use drugs and/or people with lived/living experience in homelessness. These individuals are employed in a variety of roles to support people seeking help, and in strategic roles to enable policy shifts that reflect lived experience.

PEOPLE Employment Services seeks to transform the experiences of individuals experiencing vulnerable circumstances who are seeking help. We imagine a future where people seeking help are supported by individuals who understand their circumstances because they themselves have experienced something similar. We imagine a future where people with lived experience make all organizations become more inclusive. PEOPLE is also developing a specific Indigenous cultural mentorship stream that recognizes the role of cultural practices in healing for people experiencing trauma. We imagine giving all people seeking help the opportunity to access cultural and spiritual practices, such as song, smudge, tobacco ties, or going to the land. Come join this session to learn about the work PEOPLE does, and how it can be applied in your community!

Instructors: Dhorea Ramanula (PEOPLE Employment Services)

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Zharkyn Baiazova at