About Prairies to Peaks
We are one of the early peer support pioneers in Western Canada and have remained steadfast in our desire to promote wellbeing in the workplace and organizations since our inception.
We teach and empower professionals, communities, corporations, and teams to use their personal experiences with mental health to support others around them. Our Peer Support model builds strong, healthy connections that promote transformational change in individuals who are struggling to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.
The Power of Peer Support
Prairies to Peaks Consulting Inc. believes that mental health and wellness is a social issue, requiring a holistic, community-based approach. The power of Peer Support comes from connection and communication, which are also two of the critical components of a healthy person and a healthy community.
When our participants use the skills they have acquired to help others in their workplaces, churches and schools to manage mental health, a vibrant community begins to emerge in an organic and exponential way.
We provide Canadians with tools to manage their own mental health and teach them to use their lived experience to help those in their personal and professional circles do the same.
Our vision is to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and poor mental wellbeing while empowering advocates to make transformative changes for individuals struggling to cope. Through the provision of mentoring, coaching, and training, we envision Canadians being empowered to aid others through the thoughtful sharing of their own, similar experiences.
Western Canada Peer Training Society (WCPTS) is a registered charitable organization that provides bursaries for mental health peer support training within Western Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB, Yukon, NWT). To access the WCPTS website and learn more about the society, membership information and bursaries, please click on the link below: https://wcpeertrainingsociety.ca/
President and CEO, Lead Facilitator
B.A. (Human Services), CPS
Beth Henry has been working in the human services industry for over thirty years. After receiving her Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) designation in 2010 she went on to finish her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services.
Beth founded Prairies to Peaks Consulting Inc. with the vision of providing tools to Canadians which will enable them to assist others in their recovery journey.
She is a passionate advocate of Peer Support Training and she is nationally certified as a Peer Supporter.
Brian Pugh, Facilitator
Community of Practice Administrator
MBA, B.A. (Psych), CPS
Brian Pugh has been working in the human services field for over 25 years. Brian has used his Bachelor of Arts and Religion (psychology), his Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate, and his Peer Supporter training to serve in the community, in correctional centers, in Indigenous communities and within his private practice.
Brian has completed an Executive MBA to assist in coordinating health service programs and administration.
He is a passionate participant and advocate of peer support work in Canada.
Business Strategist and Marketing Lead
Diploma, Digital Media Arts
Cara’s involvement in the human services industry began in 2003. Her experience stems from several marketing and management roles. She has worked with the YWCA Family Services, Opportunity Works, and Chrysalis: an Alberta society for citizens with disabilities. She has also worked in the for-profit sector with companies such as Colliers International, the Yellow Pages Group and others.
Her modus operandi is to inspire curiosity, spark creativity, and cultivate collaboration.
Cara’s biggest passion is to help small businesses succeed by developing effective business strategies and instilling the courage necessary to leap forward with innovative thinking.