Individuals interested in becoming a facilitator must be able to complete the following prior to attending the facilitator training.
Complete an 8-12 week group WRAP series and provide proof of completion (certification). We meet once a week for 2.5 hours
Complete an interview with the Peer Facilitation Coordinator (Melissa Yaxley-Stillman, PSO)
Submit a satisfactory Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
Attend and successfully complete 5 full days of WRAP facilitator training. This is one full week from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm Monday to Friday in Ottawa. This training is only available once per year. This is a requirement to attend the Pathways Facilitator Training.
Complete Accessibility for all Ontarians with Disabilities act training (normally one hr)
The Pathways to Recovery Facilitator Training is 3 days training from 8:30-4:30pm normally taking place during the week. Successful completion of all three days is mandatory in order to receive your certification.
Prior to the facilitator training, candidates are required to sign an agreement to co-facilitate a minimum of 2 Pathways to Recovery groups over the next two years in exchange for PSO covering the cost of the training. The groups may take place throughout the City of Ottawa. Facilitators are paid a stipend for each 12 week series completed, currently $540.00.
It is expected facilitators will pay for their own transportation and parking out of this stipend. As space and funding is limited, not all applicants may be accepted into the training. A job description with more details of expectations of facilitators, duties while completing a group is available. We also ask facilitators to attend either in person or via conference call a minimum of two meetings per year.
These meetings are to support each other as facilitators and discuss what is working well, as well as problem solving any difficulties which arise. The facilitators always have the Peer Facilitation Coordinator available for additional support.
Please Note: Acceptance into a facilitator's training is based on the spot availability and at the discretion of PSO.