Peer Support


peer support logoWelcome to Peer Support!

The new Ottawa Police Service Peer Support Program is ready to recruit people who believe they have the ability to support their peers as a Peer Supporter. 

This is an internal Ottawa Police Program and not open to the general public.

What is Peer Support?

It’s connecting with another person who has lived experience of their own and can relate to what you are going through—this could be a divorce, a sick child, a difficult call, the list goes on.

Social support is the proven foundation for success for people to find their path to health and wellness. However, Peer Support is not a replacement for professional medical or clinical care.

If you think you are a naturally good listener or you have a solid shoulder for people to lean or cry on, we need your help.

This program is a way to get a trained pool of people who others can reach out to in times of challenges or difficulties.

How do I get involved?

It was made abundantly clear that the critical component for success of the program will be the people selected to become Peer Supporters. 

If you are interested, please fill out our short application by April 17, 2018.

Before you commit...

Interviews are scheduled to take place between May 7 and 18, 2018

Training for all new Peer Supporters will take place June 12 to 15, 2018. Before you apply, please ensure you are able to attend the Professional Development Centre at Algonquin College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for each day of the training.

Please note: In order to ensure the integrity of the Peer Support Program, people selected as Peer Supporters cannot use or acknowledge their involvement in the program on their internal OPS resumes for career advancement or promotional purposes.


Email Sgt. Brent MacIntyre, Peer Support Coordinator.