AccessAbility Peer Mentor Program

Registration for the 2016-17 academic year is now closed.  Thank you to all those who expressed their interest.


AccessAbility Resource Centre: Volunteer Peer Mentors

The AccessAbility Resource Centre is recruiting volunteer Peer Mentors for the 2016-17 academic year (September 2016 – April 2017).  Peer mentors provide leadership, guidance, and support to students with disabilities as they make the transition to university. 


  • Meet individually with mentee once a week for 1 hour

  • Collaboratively develop session activities with mentee

  • Participate in academic and social activities with mentees on and off campus

  • Assist mentee with becoming familiar with university resources

  • Make effective referrals to various student and academic services on campus

  • Serve as a positive role model, friend, and confidant

  • Attend mandatory training sessions and events


  • Undergrad (3rd year and higher) and graduate students

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 (as currently listed on ACORN) - Applicants whose CGPA does not meet the minimum requirement but can demonstrate that they learned from and overcame academic and personal challenges are welcome to apply.

  • Knowledge of the campus and its resources

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle demands of academic studies and extracurricular activities

  • Demonstrates initiative, is self-directed and requires minimal supervision

  • Empathy and commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion

Benefits of becoming a mentor:

  • Develop and improve important skills (e.g. interpersonal, communication, leadership, time management, conflict resolution, diversity and equity awareness) and gain career-related experience

  • Learn more about university resources and services

  • Increase access and full participation in campus life for persons with disabilities

  • Receive an official University of Toronto document recognizing your experiences and activities (Co-Curricular Record)

Application Process:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to Scott Mendoza (Coordinator of Volunteer Services) before Friday, June 10th, 2016

In person: Room 2037B, Davis Building

For additional information please contact the AccessAbility Resource Centre by email or phone 905-828-5422.