Peers and Lived Experience/Expertise

The information and resources here are intended to support your efforts in working with peers and engaging people with lived experience/expertise (PWLE) in meaningful ways in your work to prevent and end homelessness.

Below you will find information and tools from a number of sources. Remember, you can also always search on the Homeless Hub and the Homelessness Learning Hub for further information around engaging peers and people with lived experience.

Keep checking back here as we will be regularly updating materials and adding further resources.

Peer Worker Information and Resources
Peer Support Accreditation, Information, and Resources
Peer Work in Housing First
Further Peer Work Examples and resources from Communities
Involving People With Lived Experience and Expertise (PWLE) – Information and Resources
national Groups
  • Canadian Lived Experience Leadership Network – a collective of diverse people with lived experience of homelessness and expertise in grassroots organizing, advocacy, mentorship and peer support. CLELN works to ensure that the choices of people with lived experience are in the forefront of all matters regarding homelessness and to eliminate homelessness and housing insecurity through research, policy, advocacy, training, and collaboration. 
  • People with Lived Experience Institute (US) – an umbrella to bring together local, national, and global leadership partners to share best practices.
Toolkits and Guides
CAEH Webinars
At Home/Chez Soi Materials
Community Examples of Lived Experience Advisory and/or Speakers Groups
Program Areas

Emergency Shelter | Diversion | Outreach | Housing Help and Landlords | Housing with Support | Prevention | Partnering with Other Systems | Peers and Lived Experience | Indigenous Resources

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