The "Access US" Peer Mentorship Program provides academic and social support to students registered with Accessibility Services.
By joining the program, whether as a mentor or a mentee, you can help create a safe and comfortable community where you and your peers can navigate disability-related barriers, get support and encouragement, and find various academic and social opportunities.

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Program details Join "Access US" to connect with students and navigate U of T!
Daily Drop-Ins with a Peer Mentor You don't have to be part of the program to access peer drop in hours!
Join Access US Students at any level of study registered with Accessibility Services are welcome to request a mentor
Apply to be a mentor We will accept applications February 10-March 19 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Contact us Questions? Contact Rouya Botlani, Coordinator of the Peer Mentorship Program

Program details

Join "Access US" Peer Mentorship Program to become part of a supportive community that includes:

  • Being mentored by an upper-year student (3rd and 4th year or graduate)
  • Weekly drop-in sessions (location and details TBD)
  • Monthly social events (e.g. visiting the AGO, ROM, movie nights, game nights, etc.)
  • Academic workshops led by a Learning Strategist or other professionals (e.g. time management, exam preparation, effective note-taking, etc.)
  • Leadership, Professional & Career Development Opportunities

The group meets weekly, on Wednesdays 2 - 4 p.m. in the Baldwin Room at CIE (MAP).

(The program re-launches January 18th, 2017).

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Drop-in hours

The Peer Mentors will be holding drop-in hours daily at Accessibility Services, for students to ask quick and brief questions regarding navigating the University!

Drop-in hours are open to all students. You can access drop-in hours even if you are not enrolled in the Access Us program.

You can meet with a mentor at Accessibility Services every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2-4 p.m.

On Wednesdays, we host weekly programming 2-4 p.m. at the CIE Baldwin Room.

Daily Drop-Ins run January 16th-April 7th.

Join the Access US program

Students at any level who are registered with Accessibility Services, are able to be connected with a peer mentor!

To join the program, please fill out the Mentor Request Form.

Apply to be a mentor

​We will accept applications February 10 - March 19 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

As a mentor, your job is to support students registered with Accessibility Services in the following areas:

  • Assistance with navigating the University (resources, programs and services, student life, etc.)
  • Academic coaching (time management strategies, study tips and techniques, etc.)
  • Social support and community building

The Access Us program is recruiting for both senior and peer mentors. Mentor contracts are August 2017 - April 2018. 

Ready to apply?

Please visit the Career Learning Network (CLN) and search the Volunteer Job Board for a posting titled: "91336, Peer Mentor - Access Us"

Contact

Rouya Botlani, Coordinator of the Peer Mentorship Program at 416-978-1497 or rouya.botlani.esfahani@utoronto.ca.