Form a friendship that will change a life!
Compeer is the remarkable story of personal change brought about by the healing power of friendship.Â "Compeer" means a companion who is also a peer or equal. Those diagnosed with a mental illness may also experience the loss of self-esteem, the fear of failure, loneliness and the need to build support systems; this is where Compeer can help.
The Compeer Program recruits, screens, and matches trained volunteers and mentors in one-to-one supportive friendship relationships with children and adults. The goal of Compeer is to provide a caring friend who can offer support through social inclusion and mutual understanding.
Compeer participants must have a current mental health diagnosis and be referred by their Mental Health professional.
Compeer Niagara offers programs for adults and youth with a mental health diagnosis. We also have opportunities for volunteers who want to make a difference. Please visit the links below to learn more!
Go to Compeer for Adults
Go to Compeer for Youth
Go to Compeer Volunteer Program
New This Year: Parent Workshops - Open to All! See Compeer for Youth