This is a list of recommended readings on the topics surrounding Peer Initiatives for marginalized populations.
* Janzen, R., Ochocka, J., Jacobson, N., Maiter, S., Simich, L., Westhues, A., Fleras, A. & The Taking Culture Seriously Partners (in press). Synthesizing Culture and Power in Community Mental Health: An Emerging Framework. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.
* Ochocka, J., Moorlag, E., Marsh, S., Korsak, K., Mutta, B., & Kaur, A. (in press). Taking Culture Seriously in Community Mental Health: A five-year study bridging research and action. Canadian Issues: Special Issue on Immigrant Mental Health
* Westhues, A., Janzen, R., Roth, D. & Grant, J. (in press). Community mental health organizations in Ontario: Perceptions of responsiveness to the needs of diverse cultural-linguistic communities. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.
* Newberry, D.J. & Strong, A.D. (2009). Beyond mental health maintenance: An evaluation framework driven by recovery-focused outcomes. Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 28, 2, 73-94.
* Simich, L., Maiter, S. & Ochocka, J. (2009). From social liminality to cultural negotiation: Transformative processes in immigrant wellbeing. Anthropology and Medicine Journal.
* Simich, L., Maiter, S., Moorlag, E. & Ochocka, J. (2009). ‘Taking Culture Seriously’: Ethno linguistic community perspectives on mental health. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32 (3), 208-214
* Bandura A. (1977). ‘Self-efficacy’: toward a unifying theory of behavioral change. Psychological Review. 84:191–215
* Gottlieb BH. (1985). ‘Social networks and social support’: an overview of research, practice, and policy implication. Health Education Quarterly. 12:5–22
* Borkman, T. (1976). Experiential knowledge: A new concept for the analysis of self-help groups. Social Service Review, 50(3), 445-456
* Mead S, Hilton D, Curtis L. Peer support: a theoretical perspective. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2001 Fall;25(2):134-41.
* Swider SM. Outcome effectiveness of community health workers: an integrative literature review Public Health Nurs. 2002 Jan-Feb;19(1):11-20
* Dennis CL. Peer support within a health care context: a concept analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2003 Mar;40(3):321-32.
* Lewin SA, Dick J, Pond P, Zwarenstein M, Aja G, van Wyk B, Bosch-Capblanch X, Patrick M. Lay health workers in primary and community health care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jan 25;(1):CD004015.
* Oka, Tomofumi, and Thomasina Borkman. “The History, Concepts and Theories of Self-Help Groups: From an International Perspective.” The Japanese Journal of Occupational Therapy 34.7 (2000): 718-22. Print.
* Ruth Lister (2002). A Politics of Recognition and Respect: Involving People with Experience of Poverty in Decision making that Affects their Lives. Social Policy and Society, 1, pp 37-46. doi:10.1017/S1474746402001069.
* Manen, Max Van. “Turning to the Nature of Lived Experience.” Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy. Ontario: Althouse, 2007. N. pag. Print.
* Copeland, M. E. (1997). “Effect of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Participationon Psychiatric Symptoms, Sense of Hope, and Recovery” Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 113–120. doi:10-2975/34.2.2010.113-120.
* Basu, Ambar, and Mohan J. Dutta.  “Sex Workers And HIV/AIDS: Analyzing Participatory Culture-Centered Health Communication Strategies” Human Communication Research Vol. 35, No. 1.
* Cook, J. A, M. Copeland, L. Corey, E. Buffington, and J. Jonikas, L. Curtis, D. Grey, W. Nichols. (2010). “Developing the evidence base for peer-led services: changes among participants following Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) education in two statewide initiatives”. Psychiatr Rehabil J., 34 (2), PP 113-120.
* Garvin, Charles D., Gutierrez, Lorraine M., Galinsky, Maeda J. (editors) (2004). “Handbook of Social Work with Groups” The Gulford Press.
* Jennifer Poole (2005). “Expanding the potential for self-help and mutual support to improve well being: continuities and vitality in new contexts”
* Cook, Judith A., Mary Ellen Copeland, Linda Corey, Erica Buffington, Jessica A. Jonikas, Laurie C. Curtis, Dennis D. Grey, and William H. Nichols. “Developing the evidence base for peer-led services: Changes among participants following Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) education in two statewide initiatives..” Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 34.2 (2010): 113-120. Print.
* Watson, Kittie W., and Larry Lee Barker. Listening styles profile. San Diego, Calif.: Pfeiffer & Co., 1995. Print.
* Grant, Emily A., Chrystal Reinhart, Scott Wituk, and Greg Meissen. “An Examination of the Integration of Certified Peer Specialists into Community Mental Health Centers.” Community Mental Health Journal 48.4 (2012): 477-481. Print.
* Borkman, Thomasina. Understanding self-help/mutual aid experiential learning in the commons. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1999. Print.