What is Social Connections?
Looking for an opportunity to connect with fellow students and develop new friendships? Then this group is for you! The group meets up to play games, enjoy light snacks, and discuss mutual interests and topics in a safe, supportive, relaxed, visual, and interactive manner. Activities and topics will be suggested by staff in order to promote social connections but student input is welcomed and encouraged! Come to laugh, develop social skills, and find community!
Open to all undergraduate or graduate students currently registered with UTM Accessibility Services and Peer Mentor Learning Community (PMLC) volunteer mentors.
Group Guidelines for Participation
The aim is to create a welcoming and safe environment. Please treat everyone with respect. Different points of view and healthy debates are natural, but respect is required.
No discrimination and harassment
We want to make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying, discrimination and harassment are not permitted, and degrading comments about people and displays of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or receipt of public assistance or record of offences will not be tolerated.
Respect everyone’s privacy
Participating in this group (and discussion activities) requires mutual trust. Authentic sharing and dialogue add to an engaging group experience and opportunity for connection, but may also include information that is sensitive and private. Private information shared in the group session/dialogue should stay among the session participants to respect everyone’s privacy.
Program facilitators will provide support and guidance to participants as needed to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for diverse group members. Any member who has concerns and feels unsafe/unwelcome at any time is encouraged to let the program facilitators know as soon as possible.
Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act
The University of Toronto respects your privacy. Personal information that you choose to provide voluntarily to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. It is collected for the purpose(s) of program administration. At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.