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Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer leader for the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) self-management program entitled “My Tool Box”.

We are currently recruiting individuals living with a chronic health condition to be trained as workshop leaders over a 4 day period.

Trained and Certified Master Trainers, will conduct the leader training based on the Stanford University program, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.

Once you have successfully completed the training you are paired up with a co-leader, to facilitate at least one session composed of 6 consecutive workshops in either English or French. These 2 1/2 hour weekly workshops are planned throughout the year.

The content of these workshops is well-scripted and includes topics which are designed to help participants take charge of their health and well-being. Each leader will receive a stipend of $100.

The leader application process includes a self-evaluation, a written application, and an interview with 2 project members, one of whom has a long-term illness. Please find enclosed the following information:

  1. Description: Self-Management Workshop
  2. Benefits of Self-Management of Long-Term Conditions
  3. Volunteer Leader - Role Description
  4. Volunteer Leader - A Self-Evaluation
  5. Volunteer Leader - Application Form


We appreciate you giving thoughtful consideration to the application process, and look forward to welcoming you to the self-management leaders’ team.

Please complete the 2-page volunteer application found on our website and return it either by: Mail: Dr Deborah Radcliffe-Branch, 2155 rue Guy, bureau 304, Montréal (Québec) H3H 2R9 Fax: 514-934-4413 or e-mail:


We will confirm receipt of your application. 


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 514-934-1934 ext. 71585, or by email:




Dr. Deborah Radcliffe-Branch, Program Director