Access Days

Access Days

 

What is an Access Day?

A one-day event curated to enhance youth's knowledge of post-secondary education. This one-day experience is delivered through tailored hands-on and informative workshops, guaranteed to get students thinking about their future. 

 

2021-22 Workshops

  • Understanding and Making Connections: emphasizes the importance of pursuing post-secondary education (PSE), supports students’ understanding of their personal strengths, identifies the various academic programs in PSE, and provides the avenue to create an action plan.  
  • Let’s Talk Finance: identities the various financing options for PSE, clarifies the OSAP application process and supports the creation of individual financing plans.  
  • Life in Post-Secondary- Academics: focuses on tips for academic success - demonstrates the key academic differences between high school and PSE, provides helpful resources to foster academic success, and clarifies any existing myths regarding PSE. 
  • Life in Post-Secondary- Community and Extracurriculars: provides information about community/campus support resources as well as ways to get involved in PSE.  
  • So, Is University Online or in-Person? - supports students in making the best out of online and/or in-person PSE learning by considering their individual needs and past experiences.   

Note: Changes to workshop content are made to accommodate the form of delivery (e.g., in-person or online)

 

Volunteer Sign Up

As an Access Program volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help empower:

  • Youth to set academic and personal goals and have confidence in their future.
  • Youth to be motivated to pursue PSE programs by reducing barriers and creating opportunities with UTM students, staff and faculty.
  • Parents and families to support their youth in PSE attainment.

Volunteers must:

  • Complete the webform, identifying their preferred role for Access & Inclusion Programs
  • Meet virtually with your project team 
  • Complete assigned tasks
  • Complete reflection activity after the event

There are a few steps before you can officially volunteer for Access & Inclusion Programs. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the Volunteer With Us page.
  2. Attend training session(s), which will be communicated to you once you sign up.

There are limited spaces for each project. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please continue to check our website regularly for upcoming opportunities!

 

Contact

For all questions and feedback regarding Access Days, please contact:

Tomike Babajide
Community Engagement Coordinator: Access & Inclusion Programs