Peer-to-Peer Program

Encourage Another Alpha


The goal of the Alpha-1 Canada Peer-to-Peer Program is to provide patients and their families encouragement and help them understand the complexities of this rare genetic disease. Meeting another Alpha, if only for a one-time phone call or developing a long-term friendship, can certainly help to ease feelings of isolation when living with a rare disease.

Peers are carefully chosen by Alpha-1 Canada and they can help other patients and their families address the challenges related to the disease.


Alpha-1 Canada’s Peer-to-Peer Program, links you with another Alpha who shares similar health and life circumstances. Through these trusted relationships, fellow Alphas and their family members can provide assistance in many ways:

  • They listen to concerns
  • They share personal experiences
  • They serve as a resource for developing coping strategies
  • They provide guidance in negotiating healthcare systems

Sharing experiences can help other patients and families navigate their own path and know that they are part of a community that understands and supports them.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer-to-Peer volunteer, please contact us today!




DISCLAIMER: This website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician. It is not the intention of this website to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide the Canadian Alpha-1 Community with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorder. Specific medical advice will not be provided and Alpha-1 Canada urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.