Volunteer: Peer to Peer Support
Become a Part of the PSP Society of Canada Team
The PSP Society of Canada serves patients and families dealing with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and related diseases such as Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD). For more information please visit. www.pspsocietycanada.ca
We are a group of committed volunteers dedicated to growing a national organization serving Canadians affected by PSP, MSA and CBD. All of our board members have personal connections to the illness through our loved ones. Having experienced the frustration felt by so many families affected by rare diseases – difficulty getting a diagnosis, healthcare teams unfamiliar with the illness, lack of information and support – we are passionate about not wanting another family in Canada to face the same challenges.
What Peer to Peer Support is:
Living with a rare disease like PSP, MSA or CBD can feel lonely and isolating. At the PSP Society of Canada, our goal is to ensure that no family is alone on this journey. Providing connection and support is a critical part of our mandate as a patient organization.
We recognize that often the most helpful resource for families is connecting with others who’ve been there and can understand the unique challenges that come with these illnesses. That is why we are actively seeking to grow our network of peer supporters.
What will do you:
Peer supporters are volunteers who have personal experience with PSP, MSA or CBD, who are willing to speak on the phone with others going through the same experience. The PSP Society of Canada facilitates this process by connecting families (typically this means exchanging numbers so that families can connect for a phone chat).
The peer supporter’s role is to listen, empathize, and share personal experience. They are not expected to be disease experts, and the organization is always here to assist with more technical and practical questions.
How to Apply:
Submit all of your information through the form below.
The PSP Society of Canada is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.