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Peer Talk Recruitment: Toastmasters Club and Volunteer Speakers Bureau

Peer Talk Recruitment: Toastmasters Club and Volunteer Speakers Bureau

Are you interested in developing public speaking skills in a supportive and engaging setting? Do you want to empower others and spread awareness of mental health issues in your community? Then join Peer Talk!

Hope + Me - Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is seeking dynamic and authentic speakers who promote empathy and hope and empower resiliency, through their speeches and presentations.

Features of the program:

  • World-class training through our Corporate Peer Talk Toastmasters International club
  • Full Toastmasters sponsorship for 12 months (a value of $150)!
  • Members will speak from their personal, lived experiences with mental illness; or their experience of supporting someone with a mental illness.
  • Members will have the opportunity to represent Hope + Me - MDAO by delivering presentations and speeches within the community

Applications are due on February 12th, 2023. Please click here to apply:

If you have any questions, feel free to email

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@Registered Member posted:
Hi there:

This interests me but when I click the link there is no where I can see to
access further info (the dates listed are vague) is there a cost? What is
the time commitment? How do you sign up?

With thanks
Brenda Powling

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for pointing that out! I've updated our post with the application link, which you can also access here: Applications are due on February 12th, 2023.

There are no associated costs with volunteering for Peer Talk. Toastmasters has a yearly sponsorship fee, but Hope and Me will cover that for all Peer Talk volunteers.

As for time commitments, we are looking for a one-year commitment. Club meetings occur twice a month on Thursdays, for 1.5 hours. There will also be work to do in your own time between meetings to prepare for speeches and meeting roles.

If you have any additional questions regarding this opportunity, please email




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