AccessAbility Peer Mentor Program

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What is the Peer Mentor Program?
The Peer Mentor Program connects students registered with the AccessAbility Resource Centre with successful upper-year students with whom they are likely to identify with based on their academic background and/or hobbies and interests. By providing social support and guidance, mentors help mentees with their transition to the university's academic and social environment.  Mentees meet individually with mentors once a week and participate in various activities throughout the academic year.


How long is the program?
The Peer Mentor Program runs during the Fall and Winter semesters (September to March).


I would like to meet with a mentor - how do I join?
To request a mentor, please schedule an intake appointment with an AccessAbility Advisor. To arrange an appointment, please call 905-569-4699, email access.utm@utoronto.ca, or drop by the Centre (room 2037 Davis Building).

The Mentee registration form can be downloaded HERE
Please submit your completed form to your AccessAbility Advisor or drop it off in room DV2037 to the Coordinator of Volunteer Services.
 

Do I need to provide medical documentation?
Yes - students must provide a recent medical certificate or psycho-educational assessment completed by a medical specialist/professional to register with the Centre. Please provide your medical documentation to your AccessAbility Advisor.

The AccessAbility medical certificate can be found online
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/accessability/registered-students/online-forms 


How can I volunteer to be a Peer Mentor?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Please contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for more information about the position.  For inquiries, please call 905-828-5422 or email accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca