Helping Ourselves through Peer Support & Employment

Our Mission, Vision, Beliefs and Commitment


H.O.P.E. is an organization run by & for consumers of mental health services.  We work collaboratively with our community to empower people in their recovery by providing meaningful employment, peer support, education and advocacy.

Our Vision

H.O.P.E. is a well-known centre of recovery supporting mental health consumers to lead fully engaged lives in Brant County.

Our Mission Statement

H.O.P.E. is a consumer/survivor organization providing meaningful employment, advocacy and peer support for mental health consumers in Brant County.


We Believe

  • Our illness is not our identity.
  • Recovery is a journey – not a destination.
  • Recovering from the effects of mental illness is possible. We know because we are the face of recovery.
  • Inspiring hope and optimism is critical to our recovery.
  • Employment, meaningful engagement and faith are cornerstones for quality of life.
  • People can and want to play a part in their community.
  • Stigma and discrimination are barriers to social inclusion. Together we can remove barriers!
  • You alone can do it  but you can’t do it alone. We are here to help.

Our Commitment

  •  Consumer-driven: Members will play an active role in programming, decision-making & advocacy.
  •  Consumer-leadership: Our members will take on leadership roles – we all have something to offer.
  •  Responsive: We will listen, respond and reflect members’ wants and needs – in a timely way to decision-makers.
  •  Collaborative: We will work with members, community partners and stakeholders to fulfill our mission.
  •  Accountable: We are accountable to our funders, members, partners and stakeholders in meeting our commitments.