Helping Ourselves through Peer Support & Employment


H.O.P.E. is an organization run by and for consumers of mental health services in Brant County. We work collaboratively with our community to help people in their recovery by providing meaningful employment, peer support, employment and advocacy.  H.O.P.E receives funding through the Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant Local Health Integration Network and donations to provide programs and services.

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Notice — Board Members Needed

 Helping Ourselves through Peer support & Employment (HOPE) is a non-profit, charitable consumer/survivor organization that is closely aligned with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Brant County. HOPE is searching for volunteers to fill positions on their Board of Directors. HOPE provides employment, advocacy and peer support for people living with mental illness in Brant County.

Successful candidates will be expected to make a reasonable time commitment to ongoing Board business and to some Committee work. Interested? Then please contact Michael Benin, Interim Executive Director, at 519-752-2998 x102 for any questions or further details. To request an Information and Application Package, contact the HOPE office at (519) 751-1694 or the CMHA Brant office at (519) 752-2998.

Or you can click on the following link to download it : Information and Application Package

  Peer support is core to all that we do!


Whether we are offering peer support to our  program participants, volunteers or our co-workers, H.O.P.E. staff & volunteers embrace the following values:

  • Mutual respect for all persons regardless of circumstances
  • Empathy for individuals who have experienced mental illness
  • Personal responsibility for one’s own actions & decisions
  • Understanding that comes from personal experience with mental illness
  • Non-judgmental support
  • Hope for recovery from the effects of mental illness
  • Self-Determination to make one’s own choices
  • Self-care for one’s own health
  • Give-and-take between all people
  • Mentoring to share life learnings with others

Recovery is our destination


Funded by: Local Health Integration Network