The Peer Support Core Program provides opportunities to persons with disabilities to share information, ideas and experiences with others. The goal of the NSILC Peer Support Core Program is to further promote “Independent Living” through peer interaction.
It is through these sharing opportunities that Persons with Disabilities gain a sense of confidence and self-esteem, which is needed when overcoming the barriers within the community.
Basic life skills, such as self-direction, assertiveness, and healthy relationships form the basis of independence. Often these characteristics need to be learned or strengthened for independence to be fully realized.
Peer-to-Peer Skill Exchange Program
Do you have skills or hobbies you want to learn?
Do you have skills or hobbies you want to share with others?
NSILC is putting together a Peer-to-Peer Skill Exchange group to help our community grow and refresh our skill sets in a safe environment. Everyone has something they can offer, a skill or a hobby, and we bet everyone has a need or something they would like to learn.
This small interactive group will work together to build a narrative to define everyone's interests, needs, and skills and then share and teach these skills to each other. It will help you build confidence in a judgement-free zone.
Build your network of support and your skills and join us to have a coffee and relax.
Some skills you might have to share or might want to learn:
- Learn a new language
- Cooking or learn a new recipe
- Meal planning
- Geographic Information Systems (ie: Google Maps)
- Drawing or sketching
- Sign language
- Social media
- Online banking
- Cell phone hacks
The possibilities are endless, these are just examples!
When: Starts March 3rd, 2020 - Tuesday mornings from 10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: NSILC Office - 237 5th Ave North, Saskatoon
For more information on any of the above groups, please contact our Peer Support Facilitator
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