Peer Support and Family Assistance

Peer support is a supportive relationship between people who have a lived experience in common. The peer support worker provides emotional and social support to others who share a common experience.

There are various types of support (formal/informal) that allows confidential conversation and sharing of resources.

There is HUGE value in Peer Support for the individual and the family

  • It helps reduce the stigma for those who are making inquiries or asking for help with their situation.
  • It empowers individuals to take steps to accessing resources that will provide constructive possibilities to stronger health or build resiliency within the family
  • It’s more than just calling the Employee Assistance Program
  • It’s about offering support, encouragement and hope

Our goal is to provide immediate crisis intervention if required and to act as a referral agent that assists you in locating suitable support to the situation.

Our Volunteers provide conversation and support in areas such as marriage, parenting, grief, spiritual wellness, addiction recovery, single parenting, special needs children, critical incident stress management and post traumatic stress recovery.

Our Peer Support and Family Assistance confidential call line is 403-201-9945.  If volunteers are busy and you don’t get connected to one of them, please leave a message with your name and number and we’ll get back to you within 2 hours.  For general inquiries email

The following circumstances may break confidentiality if there is disclosure or evidence of:

  • serious risk or harm to the individual as in a threat or attempt to suicide
  • a serious risk or harm to others
  • physical, sexual or serious emotional abuse or neglect
  • any serious self harm that may be life threatening

Should there be an event that requires to break confidentiality, the individual will be advised of our actions and 911 services will be notified.

click link – First Responder – Suicide, trauma and peer support – a resource from the Centre for Suicide Prevention in Alberta

2018 Initiative on behalf of Legacy Place Society Peer Support to the Family:


Opening’s available with classes at:

Arbor Lake Calgary 6-9pm on the dates of June 6, July 4, and August 8

Bowness Eddies 6-9pm on the dates of June 13, July 11, and August 15

Shouldice Park 6-9pm on the dates of June 20, July 18, and August 22

Bow River paddle from Bowness Eddies to Pearce Estate Park (full day starting at 9am)  June 27, July 25, August 29

This is an amazing Peer Support Initiative to assist First Responders, Military Personnel and a family member to experience the benefits of  aqua therapy instruction!

Costs are covered by funds raised  from the Dodge Ball tournament,  Johnson Insurance and Shane Homes.

We appreciate the fantastic collaboration with Aquabatics Calgary.



Latest News & Events

  • Sep19

    FREE WEBINAR: Mindfulness & First Responder Resiliency by Lt. Richard Goerling Hosted by Legacy Place Society and Peer Support Calgary Police Service September 20, 2018 10:30am (MST)

    FREE WEBINAR: Mindfulness & First Responder Resiliency by Lt.

  • Aug14

    Safe Talk Workshop September 12, 2018 Calgary

    The Centre for Suicide Prevention Calgary is gifting a 4 hour Saf

  • Jul28

    MINDFULNESS BASED RESILIENCE TRAINING WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 CALGARY Hosted by Legacy Place Society and Calgary Police Service Peer Support September 21, 2018

    On September 21, 2018 Legacy Place Society and the Calgary

For Immediate Help:

Contact (403) 201-9945

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis contact your
local crisis centre.