Make the most out of your mentoring experience by building your definition of leadership, identifying strengths and finding a community of peer mentors on campus! 


Foundational Trainings Aimed at new peer mentors to equip them with the skills and knowledge to begin a mentoring relationship with a peer
2019 Training Dates 2019 Mentorship Foundations Training Dates
Certificate Mentor Leadership Certificate - a chance for current Peer Mentors to participate in various campus workshops & events
Facilitators Peer mentors: help lead mentorship training sessions
Mentor Cafés Check out our Mentor Cafés in 2018-19
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Foundational Trainings

Mentorship Foundations Training covers training topics that are common to peer mentors across the University of Toronto, St. George campus. For questions about topics specific to your individual mentorship program please contact the Coordinator of the mentorship program you are working with.

Any student who is or wishes to be a peer mentor is invited to participate in training.  To complete training students need to complete each of the following 90 minute sessions in order:

  • Mentorship 101
  • Creating an Inclusive Environment
  • Mentoring Conversations

Mentorship Foundations training sessions do not count toward the Mentor Leadership Certificate.  Upon completion of the 4.5 hours of Mentorship Foundation training you will receive Co-Curricular Record (CCR) validation.

Coordinators of the program will receive a list of all students who have completed training.  Many Peer Mentorship programs require training to validate the Peer Mentor role on the CCR.  

2019 Training Dates - NEW!

Choose when Mentorship Foundations fits into you schedule. Choose one session of Mentoring 101, one session of Creating an Inclusive Environment and one session of Mentoring Conversations. You can choose to do them all on one day or throughout the semester.


Friday, January 11, 2018 | Room 010, Ramsay Wright Laboratories (25 Harbord Street)

Wednesday, January 23, 2018 | Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre (569 Spadina Avenue)


Monday, February 4, 2018 | Room 321, 21 Sussex Court

Wednesday, February 20, 2018 | Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre (569 Spadina Avenue)

Note: These are the last training sessions for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Register now for Foundational Mentorship 2019 workshops

To register, please make sure you are logged in to CLNx prior to clicking on the link above to take you directly to the registration page.

Mentor Leadership Certificate

The Mentor Leadership Certificate is a CCR recognized opportunity for current Peer Mentors to supplement their mentoring experiences by participating in various campus workshops and events that contribute to their overall leadership development.

Prerequisite - complete Mentorship Foundations training in the past 3 years.

Attend 4 workshops that fit in the Mentorship Competency categories (role clarity, communication & engagement, personal development & wellbeing and knowledge of resources) and 1 Mentor Café and complete the reflection assignment to complete your certificate.

To receive the weekly Mentor Leadership Certificate newsletter which includes all of the opportunities you can use to complete the Mentor Leadership Certificate, send an email to

If you need a Mentor Leadership Certificate tracking card, please visit 21 Sussex, Rm 325, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

For any questions please email

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Peer Mentor Facilitators

Are you looking for a leadership development opportunity to improve your presentation and facilitation skills? We are looking for Peer Mentor Facilitators for 2018-2019. This is a volunteer opportunity for current students who have previously served (for at least one academic year) as Peer Mentors at U of T, have attended Mentorship Foundations (or equivalent) and have the Mentor Leadership Certificate. With assistance, Peer Mentor Facilitators will work in pairs to schedule, plan and co-facilitate one Mentor Café per month. Peer Mentor Facilitators will also co-facilitate (with a staff member) at least one Mentorship Foundations Training Workshop. Successful candidates must be available for one day of training in September (will be decided once all facilitators are hired) and one day of program evaluation in March (will be decided according to Mentor Café schedule), attend group meetings in October, November, January, February and March, and complete a reflection activity to be eligible for CCR validation.

Peer Mentor Facilitator applications are now closed!

For more information, contact

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Mentor Cafés

Mentor Cafés are themed discussions led by peer mentors from the Mentor Facilitator Program.  If you register one day before the session refreshments will be provided.   

Visit the Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs Calendar on CLNx for a complete listing of Mentor Cafés.

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If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you would like to host a workshop or Mentor Café, please contact