We want to thank and acknowledge Allison Dunning as our main contributor for this guide. Allison has been working within peer support service delivery and program co-ordination for the past seven years. Allison is a certified peer support mentor with Peer Support Canada and has supported peer support programming in community mental health organizations, hospital inpatient settings, hospital outpatient settings and on post-secondary campuses. She is a strong advocate of peer support and uses her lived experience in all program implementation decisions and recommendations.

We also want to thank and acknowledge Sarah McDougall (University of Toronto Scarborough), Sean Connor (Mohawk College), Kayleigh Hilborn (Conestoga College), Patty McColl (Conestoga College) and Keely Phillips (CMHA Waterloo Wellington) for reviewing this guide and providing the case studies. The creation of this guide was inspired by a similar document from Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses and we thank the writing team for their work as well as allowing us to integrate some of their content in this guide. Special appreciation is given to Alannah Vila, Cecilia Amoakohene and Justin Dickie of CMHA Ontario for editing and proofreading this guide.


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