Peer Leader – Chronic Disease


February 14, 2020

Position Type: Fee-For-Service Position
Salary Range: $16.07 per hour


South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto. Our mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches. As a leader in community health, our locally and internationally recognized community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples. We value health equity and inclusion and respect in our work and in the delivery of our services.


The Centre is the host organization for the Choose Health Program, funded by the Toronto Central LHIN. The goals of Choose Health are to provide self-management education to individuals living with any chronic conditions including their care-givers and to enhance the capacity of health care providers to assist individuals who are self-managing various chronic health conditions.

We are looking to recruit and train 10 individuals with lived experiences of long-term health conditions or a caregiver to someone with long-term health conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, cancer, HIV, etc.). The Peer Leader will co-facilitate an evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management program that is delivered in a group setting for up to 16 individuals who meet for 2.5 hours per week over 6 weeks. An honorarium will be provided for this position. The successful candidates will be required to invoice SRCHC at $16.07/hour for pre-approved hours of service.



  • Attend mandatory training between 9am and 5pm on all the days of: March 18, 19, 25, 26
  • Successful candidates must attend a mandatory orientation session: Thursday, April 2nd between 9am and 1pm
  • Deliver at least one Chronic Disease Self-Management Program at a partner location within 12 months of the training
  • Oversee administrative tasks during the delivery of the 6-week long program
  • Attend ongoing coaching activities offered by the Choose Health team
  • Work with Choose Health program team to support outreach activities as needed



  • Lived experience of a long-term health condition (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, cancer, HIV, etc.).
  • Can serve as a positive role model for living a healthy life with long-tern health condition
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups and facilitating an evidence-based program
  • Dependable and consistent
  • Open to working with diverse people
  • Optimistic about a person’s ability to make changes to live a healthier life
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance and purpose of delivering an evidence-based public health program
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak in in English
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in second language is an asset


The deadline for applicants is Friday, February 14st, 2020 by 5:00pm.

Please send your cover letter and resume through email at:


Please state “Peer Leader- Chronic Disease” in the subject line of your email.


No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.


SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer.  We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment.  Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.