Peer Support Accreditation and Certification Canada (PSACC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of peer support.

We provide National Peer Support Certification, Family Peer Support Certification, and Peer Support Mentor Certification.

Certification is based on the Standards of Practice for mental health peer supporters – standards that were developed in consultation with peer supporters from across the country and endorsed by peer leaders representing interests nationwide. The national Standards of Practice consist of the knowledge, competencies, experience, and code of conduct requirements to effectively provide peer support services with due care and skill in a variety of settings.

Certification Handbook

The National Standard of Practice for Peer Supporters

Promoting peer support as a valued and respected service offering is at the core of the PSACC Mission. All activities related to certification, research, and conferences continue to maintain that focus and align with the national Standards of Practice. Click here to view the Standard of Practice and PSACC Certification Handbook.

PSACC honours the grass roots and authenticity of peer support while promoting peer support as a complementary service within the Canadian mental health system. Click here to stay up to date on PSACC activities.

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