Peer Connections Manitoba
It’s that time of year again…time to have a huge Zumba party, and give back to our community! Every December, to close out a year of fitness and community, we throw a big Zumba party to raise funds for a local Winnipeg organization. In the past, we’ve supported organizations such as Laurel Centre, Villa Rosa, Options Pathways, and The North Point Douglas Women’s Centre. This year, we are very happy to announce that we will be supporting Peer Connections Manitoba.
Peer Connections Manitoba, or PCM, is a peer support-focused organization that provides quality mental health and substance abuse education, as well as support on an individual or family basis. The organization is peer-led, which means everyone on the team at PCM has personal or family lived experience in mental health and substance abuse. Quite simply put, they are people helping people. Though we couldn’t possibly encapsulate everything they do in one article, we’d like to highlight a few of the ways that PCM serves their community to show you why we’ve chosen them this year.
Individual Peer Support
PCM offers peer support to anyone in Manitoba who has lived experience of mental health and wellness challenges. Their Peer Support Workers go through extensive training before becoming part of the team.