Join the Circle

CoSA is based in and relies upon volunteerism and community connections. There are two circles that support a Core Member; the inner circle of trained volunteers, and the outer circle of professionals who support, train and guide the inner circle. If you are interested in getting involved in the inner or outer circle, we want to hear from you. Please contact the CoSA Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 506-851-6384.

Inner Circle Volunteers:

  • Mediate on behalf of the core member with the community  
    (eg. neighbours, church, media, police, social services, victims’ groups)
  • Advocate for the rights of the core member with various systems
    (eg. police, treatment professionals, courts)
  • Confront the core member about behaviour or attitudes that cause concern
  • Walk with Core Member through emergencies
  • Celebrate anniversaries, milestones and small victories
  • Provide friendship and support to the core member
  • Assist with living skill development
  • Help provide a healthy social environment
  • Respect confidentiality within the’ circle’
  • Respect the no secrets rule
  • Support the other volunteers

Outer Circle Volunteers support the inner circle in many ways. They can provide training throughout the year in related areas (communication, small group dynamics, addictions, mental health). They can serve on the advisory committee, providing guidance in difficult situations and support in challenging emotional circumstances. They can give office support, or be involved in community outreach. The possibilities are endless; if you want to help CoSA in any way, please let us know.