Access & Inclusion Peer Programs
Access & Inclusion Peer Programs is a mentorship program for students from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. We offer academic, career, wellness and social supports that foster a sense of belonging and community. We also help students avoid and navigate barriers to access, inclusion and success at U of T.
Our mentor navigators are caring upper-year students who identify as from underrepresented communities. This includes but is not limited to students who are: Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), African/Black/Caribbean, Racialized, LGBTTI2QQ+, first generation (parents/guardians did not complete post-secondary education in Canada), religious/spiritual, currently or formerly enrolled in the Transitional Year Programme, mature, and/or transfer students.
Access & Inclusion Peer Programs offers underrepresented students one-to-one appointments with a mentor navigator of their choice. We also offer a series of events and workshops to connect students to each other and the U of T community, and a newsletter to help students get involved in engaging programs and services for diverse students.
1. Find a mentor navigator
Mentor navigators are a group of caring upper-year underrepresented students who support:
- Indigenous students collaborating with Indigenous Student Services
- African, Black, Caribbean and Racialized students
- Mature students
- LGBTTI2QQ+ students collaborating with the Sexual Gender Diversity Office and LGBTOUT
- Transitional Year Programme students collaborating with the Transitional Year Programme
- First generation students collaborating with the First in the Family Peer Mentor Program
- Religious and spiritual students collaborating with the Multi-Faith Centre
2. Book an appointment with a mentor navigator
Do you prefer a one-to-one meeting with a mentor navigator with whom you share an identity?
3. Attend an event or workshop
4. Subscribe to our newsletter
The Access & Inclusion Peer Programs newsletter lists our upcoming events and opportunities for underrepresented students.
5. Join our Facebook group
Mature Student Network connects students who graduated from high school more than two years before enrolling at U of T, or who completed high school as an adult. Join a network of other mature students on Facebook.
Transfer Student Network connects U of T students who recently transferred from another post-secondary institution. Join a network of new transfer students on Facebook.
AccessUs provides academic and social support to students registered with Accessibility Services. Register for Access Us.
iConnect introduces students who are new to Canada and U of T to campus community, conversation and new friends. Learn more about iConnect.
Student Parent Peer Mentorship Program offers support to students who are parents. Find out more about the Student Parent Peer Mentorship Program.