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Therapeutic Volunteer Program (TVP)

TVP is designed to contribute to the rehabilitation process of persons living with mental illness by participation in a volunteer capacity within the community. It assists individuals to develop personal life and/or pre-employment skills and achieve greater independence and community integration.

Program Goals:

  • Opportunities to develop skills, interests and abilities; 

  • Opportunity to have a role in the community; 

  • Opportunity to increase self-identity, self-worth and confidence; 

  • Opportunity to develop readiness to engage in volunteering; 

  • Opportunity to build capacity to more fully engage in meaning activities that support recover.

Placement Duration: 
Individuals will be eligible to receive twelve consecutive months of placement and should not have been on TVP in the last twelve months.


A wait list will be created when the number of individuals requesting TVP exceeds program capacity.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. adults with a prolonged psychiatric illness with significant handicaps in vocational, life skills or other social functioning.

  2. ineligible for the Ministry of Employment & Income Assistance and Housing’s Program called “Employment Initiatives for Handicapped Persons”;

  3. has an approved volunteer placement.

  4. clients must complete the “Therapeutic Volunteer Program Application Form”, and be approved by the Mental Health Case Manager or designate.

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