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:

Read about the mentor navigators! 

2019-2020 Mentor Navigators

2. Book a virtual or phone appointment with a mentor navigator

Glasses over day planner

3. Attend an event or workshop

Access & Inclusion Peer Programs hosts several events and workshops throughout the year for underrepresented students. Events and workshops are not currently running due to the University's response to COVID-19.

Find past Access & Inclusion events and workshops!

Note: When events and workshops return, you can book an appointment with a mentor navigator to join you.

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4. Subscribe to our newsletter

The Access & Inclusion Peer Programs newsletter lists our upcoming events and opportunities for underrepresented students.

Sign up to receive our newsletter!

Student reading news on iPad

5. Join our Facebook group

Join the Access & Inclusion Peer Programs Facebook group!


More resources:

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.