AccessAbility Peer Mentor Program

Mentor positions for the 2017-18 academic year are now filled.  Recruitment for the 2018-19 academic year will start in May 2018.  For general information about the position, please see the posting below.  

AccessAbility Services is recruiting volunteer Peer Mentors for the 2017-18 academic year (September 2017 – March 2018).  Peer mentors provide leadership, guidance, and support to students with disabilities as they make the transition to university. 


  • Meet individually with mentee once a week for 1 hour

  • Collaboratively develop session activities with mentee

  • Participate in academic and social activities with mentee

  • Assist mentee with becoming familiar with university resources

  • Make effective referrals to various student and academic services on campus

  • Serve as a positive role model, friend, and confidant

  • Attend mandatory training sessions and events


  • Undergrad (3rd year and higher) and graduate students

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus

  • A minimum CGPA of 2.5 (as currently listed on ACORN) - Applicants whose CGPA does not meet the minimum requirement but can demonstrate that they learned from and overcame academic and personal challenges are welcome to apply.

  • Knowledge of the campus and its resources

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle demands of academic studies and extracurricular activities

  • Demonstrates initiative, is self-directed and requires minimal supervision

  • Empathy and commitment to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion

Benefits of becoming a mentor:

  • Develop and improve important skills (e.g. interpersonal, communication, leadership, time management, conflict resolution, diversity and equity awareness) and gain career-related experience

  • Learn more about university resources and services

  • Increase access and full participation in campus life for persons with disabilities

  • Receive an official University of Toronto document recognizing your experiences and activities (Co-Curricular Record)

Application Process:
Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to Scott Mendoza (Coordinator of Volunteer Services) by Tuesday, July 4th, 2017


For additional information please contact AccessAbility Services by email or phone 905-828-5422.