Community Mentorship

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What are Community Mentorship programs?

The CSE's Community Mentorship programs provide youth (mentees) across Peel Region with UTM role models to develop a sense of community, identity and preparedness to thrive!

UTM student mentors will be matched with mentees from underrepresented communities, providing their insight, experience and guidance through virtual programming that is delivered weekly. Mentorship programs promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships. Our mentors facilitate a curriculum that instills trust and self-confidence for mentees to make healthy decisions and encourages leadership and communication skills development and independent thinking. 

Mentorship Opportunities

BIGs On-Campus Youth Mentorship Program

Bigs On-Campus Youth Mentoring program is a weekly interactive mentorship program to help elementary and high-school students across Peel and York Regions build their leadership skills, confidence and awareness for post-secondary education success. 

Commitment: October 2023- March 2024     Hours: Two hours in-person

Day(s): Tuesday Evenings                              Program Duration 10-18 Weeks

For more information, please visit our website.

Black Youth Mentorship Program

Black Youth Mentorship Program is an empowering and inspiring exploration of Blackness with Black underrepresented elementary and high-school students across the Peel and York Regions.   Black UTM student mentors lead and facilitate virtual activities and workshops that encourage youth to develop a strong sense of community, identity and preparedness to thrive! 

Commitment: October 2023- March 2024     Hours: Two hours in-person

Day(s): Monday Evenings                              Program Duration:  10-18 Weeks

For more information, please visit our website.

Mississauga Youth Action Committee (MYAC) Mentorship

The Mississauga Youth Action Committee (MYAC) Mentorship program is an opportunity for UTM students to mentor youth in partnership with the MYAC board of Directors. This high school executive team are actively involved students, whose mission is to consult local youth, create volunteer opportunities in the city of Mississauga, and provide resources and professional development opportunities for youth who are engaged in leadership roles within their community.

Recruitment: October - November 

Commitment/Hours: Event based and Long-Term options  

Day(s): To be determined                                    

For more information, please contact Cameron Walker at

Volunteer Sign Up

This volunteer experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!

As a volunteer mentor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Inspire confidence, healthy self-esteem and respect in mentees
  • Engage mentees in creative, fun and interactive virtual workshops
  • Inform mentees of post-secondary education (PSE) options by reducing barriers and creating opportunities to interact with UTM students, staff and faculty
  • Support mentee's ability to think constructively and positively about the future

Volunteers must:

  • Complete the webform, identifying the preferred Community Mentorship Program
  • Attend training session(s)
  • Meet with your project team for training
  • Complete assigned tasks
  • Complete reflection activity after the program


For all questions and feedback regarding Community Mentorship programs, please contact:

Cameron Walker

Supervisor, Community Mentorship