LIVED EXPERIENCE IS DEFINED AS

The applicant has a personal history of drug or alcohol addiction and recovery, and/or

The applicant has a personal diagnosis (experience) of a mental health condition and recovery, or

The applicant has personally provided care or services to a child, youth or adolescent with a drug or alcohol addiction or mental health condition

Please provide a brief explanation of your Lived Experience, that has prepared you for your role as a Peer and Family Specialist, in the following manner:

  • Please describe in a general way your historical experience, without graphic or excessive explanation regarding the details of those experiences.
  • Please share what you do to manage you own personal recovery.
  • Please explain how you use your Lived Experience to assist others in your Peer role.
  • Please limit your Lived Experience narrative to 250 words or less.