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 For new peer mentors, to equip them with the skills and knowledge to start mentoring a peer
Training dates Winter 2020 Mentorship Foundations training dates
Mentor Leadership Certificate A chance for current peer mentors to participate in various campus workshops and 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 Foundations 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.  

Training dates

Winter 2020

To register, log in to CLNx and look for the date on the Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs Workshops & Events calendar. If logged into CLNx, you can click on the specific workshop below.

Please note that you must register for each of the sessions separately.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

21 Sussex Ave., Room 321

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:30 – 3 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:30 – 3 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Monday, February 10, 2020

CIE, Cumberland Room

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mentoring 101

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

3 – 4:30 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – READING WEEK

Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

10 – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring 101

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Creating an Inclusive Environment

1:15 – 2 p.m. Lunch

2 – 3:30 p.m. Mentoring and Coaching Conversations

Mentor Leadership Certificate

The Mentor Leadership Certificate (MLC) is an OPTIONAL professional development program for any student at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus who is working with a student-to-student mentorship program or peer program and wants to further their leadership development.

Prerequisites for this program include:

  • Participation in Mentorship Foundations (this year or in the past 3 years) or an approved training (email to request approval)
  • Currently working or volunteering in a role where you have a mentorship, advising, coaching or facilitating relationship with other U of T students on a regular basis

To complete the program:

  • Attend one workshop or event that satisfies the learning objectives for each of the mentorship competencies 1) Role Clarity 2) Knowing Your Resources 3) Communication & Engagement 4) Personal Development & Wellness
  • Attend at least one Mentor Café (a mentoring circle with other mentors to support your leadership development)
  • Once you have completed those requirements book a meeting with the Lead Coordinator, Mentorship and Peer Programs ( to book an appointment to discuss your experience and your future leadership development (please note these meetings can only be booked during Winter term)

If you are not receiving our weekly Mentor Leadership Certificate emails, please email to be included on the mailing list.

There are a number of opportunities available this winter that we believe are specifically helpful for your leadership development that you might be interested in getting started with. 

To register, log in to CLNx and look for the date on the Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs Workshops & Events calendar.


Tuesday, January 21

Intercultural Communication for Mentors

12 – 2 p.m.

CIE, Baldwin Room (33 St. George St.)

Saturday, January 25

Leading Together: A Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity to connect with student leaders from diverse roles, areas of study and experiences at U of T.

Students participating in MLC have the opportunity to complete at least 3 of the workshop requirements in one day.

This event is entirely planned and presented by students for students.

More information will be coming your way regarding:

  • How to get involved in the planning committee
  • How to propose and present a session at the conference
  • How to register to attend
Tuesday, February 11

Refining Your Facilitation Skills

5 – 7 p.m.

Koffler Student Services Centre, Room 313 (214 College St.)

Thursday, February 13

Identify Your Skills as a Mentor/Peer

2 – 4 p.m.

Koffler Student Services Centre, Room 313 (214 College St.)

Wednesday, February 26

Intercultural Communication for Mentors

4 – 6 p.m.

CIE, Baldwin Room (33 St. George St.)

Friday, February 28

Identify Your Skills as a Mentor/Peer

12 – 2 p.m.

Koffler Student Services Centre, Room 313 (214 College St.)

Wednesday, March 11

Identify Your Skills as a Mentor/Peer

2 – 4 p.m.

Koffler Student Services Centre, Room 313 (214 College St.)

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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 2019-2020.

This is a volunteer opportunity for current students who previously served (for at least one academic year) as Peer Mentors at U of T and attended Mentorship Foundations (or equivalent). A completed Mentor Leadership Certificate is an asset. 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 on Friday, September 20, 2019 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 open!

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