AccessAbility Peer Mentor Program

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What is the Peer Mentor Program?
The Peer Mentor Program connects students registered with AccessAbility Services 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 program runs from September 2017 through April 2018.


I would like to meet with a Peer 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 office (room 2037 Davis Building).

If you are already registered with AccessAbility, please complete the Mentee Registration Form
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 AccessAbility Services. 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 


I want to volunteer as a Peer Mentor - How do I join?
Thank you for your interest! Please contact the Coordinator of Volunteer Services for more information.  Please call 905-828-5422 or email accessvolunteers.utm@utoronto.ca