Access & Inclusion Peer Programs is a group of mentorship programs for African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation students (whose parents/guardians did not complete post-secondary education in Canada). As per the National Survey of Student Engagement, these students are more likely to report that they experience barriers to financial aid, supports, relationships with faculty and involvement outside the classroom.
Access & Inclusion Peer Programs include:
- African Black Caribbean Student Engagement
- Latin American Student Engagement
- Southeast Asian Student Engagement
- First Generation Student Engagement
Mentor navigators are caring upper-year students who work in our program, and who themselves are first generation African Black Caribbean, Latin American and Southeast Asian students with intersectional identities that include: Racialized, international, 2SLGBTQIA+, mature, students with disabilities, Transitional Year Programme students (current & former), and other lived identities.
Mentor navigators provide connections to academic, career, wellness, engagement and many other services to foster a sense of belonging and community. They also help students navigate barriers to access and inclusion, and connect students to each other and the broader U of T community.
- Past Events
- Black, LatinX & Southeast Asian Students Applying to On & Off Campus Jobs
- How Identity & Feeling Like an Imposter Impacts Learning for LatinX, Black, Southeast Asian & First Gen Students
- African Black Caribbean Mental Health
- Latin American Students Exploring Latin American Non-profits
- How Southeast Asian Students Take Care of Their Mental Health
- Back Futures: Let's Talk Careers
- Black, LatinX, Southeast Asian & First Gen Undergrad Students Engaging in Research
- How First Gen, SEA, LatinX & Black Students Redefine Success
- Welcome First Generation Students
- Latin American Students & Clubs Welcome
- Black Students Talk with Black Profs!
- Southeast Asian Students & Clubs Welcome
- Financial Aid for First Generation Undergrad Students & Their Families/Friends
- Black Students Talk with Black Profs!: Confronting MACROagressions in the Classroom
- LatinX Wellness Café
- Conversations with Registrars: Academic Planning for First Gen Students
- First Gen Students Facing the Future: What Are You Doing After Undergrad?
- Black, Latinx & Southeast Asian Men Need Mentors Too!
- Black Students and the Impact of Police Killings of Black People
- Black Students Talk With Black Profs!: Black Hair Care
- Strategies to Help First Generation Students Succeed in this eLearning Environment
- Financial Aid & Financial Literacy for First Generation Students & Their Parents/Guardians/Supporters
- Indigenous Corn Husk Doll Making Workshop
- First Generation Students Get Ready for Midterms
- Engaging in Research as Indigenous, Black & Racialized Students
- First Generation Students & Families Talk About Choosing Programs & Academic Plans
Watch and listen to mentor navigators talk about our programs:
Access & Inclusion Peer Programs is for African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation students (parents/guardians did not complete post-secondary education in Canada), with intersectional identities including: Racialized, international, 2SLGBTQIA+, mature, Transitional Year Programme students (current & former), and other lived identities.
How The Program Works
Mentor Navigators provide individual appointments in person or online Monday to Friday, September to March. Book an appointment on the CLNx Mentor Navigator appointment calendar.
Mentor navigators facilitate small group discussions every day, September to March. Day, time and location TBA. Registration is required. Go to the Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs events calendar on CLNx to register for drop-ins.
Workshops and Events
Mentor Navigators host several workshops and events. Join club leaders, staff, librarians and faculty who are also African Black Caribbean, Latin American, Southeast Asian and First Generation.
Subscribe to our newsletter
The Access & Inclusion Peer Programs newsletter lists our upcoming events and opportunities.
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Considerations & Exceptions
If you’re interested in further resources, please check out the Mentorship & Peer Programs resource library to learn more.