Youth Mentoring

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Registration for Youth Mentoring is open. Register here.

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On-Campus Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel - UTM On-Campus Group Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel (BBBS) is a mentoring organization for children and youth; it is committed to providing caring adult relationships for children to promote healthy development and enhance self-esteem.

The UTM On-Campus Group Mentoring program allows UTM students the opportunity to get active and make a difference in a child's life. 10 participants will mentor 10-15 children one week night per week from October to April on the UTM Campus. Groups participate in fun and skill-based activities. 

BBBS & Black Community Advisory Council - UTM Black Youth Mentorship Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel in partnership with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of the United Way of Peel Region and the University of Toronto Centre for Student Engagement is launching the UTM Black Youth Mentorship Program.

This mentorship program matches Black youth (ages 7-16) with Black adult (18+) mentors who have lived experience and can help promote positive self-identity through building a meaningful friendship through fun and activities all that take place at the UTM campus. This program runs on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 in Spigel Hall.

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Off-Campus Opportunities

Visions of Science - Community STEM Club

Visions of Science Network for Learning Inc. (VoSNL) is a charitable organization that aims to advance the educational achievements and career aspirations of youth from low-income and marginalized communities through meaningful engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields and research. 

Participants will work with groups of their peers (6 total) within each “club” of the organization to support students in Grades 4-8 and enhance their knowledge of science. Participants will volunteer weekly on Saturday mornings in the Peel region from October 2018 to April 2019.

Students who sign up for this project must commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week and complete debrief sessions once a month with other UTM Students.

Riverwood Conservancy - Indigenous Spirit Journey

Hosted by the Riverwood Conservancy, the Indigenious Spirit Journey (ISJ) is an opportunity for UTM students to act as mentors and provide positive life and career pathways for Indigenous high-school youth in the Peel Region. Participants will take part in an experiential journey involving land-based activities founded on Indigenous philosophical cultural teachings. 

Learn more and sign up for the Indigenous Spirit Journey here.

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In-School Opportunities

Peel District School Board (PDSB) - Mentorship Program

Designed by both the Peel District School Board (PDSB) and UTM Centre for Student Engagement, the PDSB Mentorship Program aims to work with elementary school students to enhance both their literacy and math skills. 

Participate from October 2018 to April 2019 at Ellengale Public School with the option of continuing until the elementary school year is finished. Participants must commit to a minimum of 3 hours a week.

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Becoming a Mentor

Register for a Volunteer Traning Session

Register for a volunteer training session here to be eligible to participate in one of our mentoring programs. 


This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.


For all questions and feedback regarding Youth Mentoring, please contact:

Martin Kengo
Community Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach
  • Room 2092 William G. Davis Building (Find us on a map here!)
  • Phone: 416.864.8383
  • Email:

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