Student Parent Social
When? Thursday, January 21 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Vegetarian lunch will be served.
More details to come.
Does it seem like you are the only student on campus with family responsibilities?
A mentor can share with you valuable tips and candid advice to help you balance the demands of caring for children with academic commitments in a safe and supportive environment. You may want to connect with a mentor to chat about:
How to get a mentor
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assign a mentor to you. You and the peer mentor can choose the best way to communicate. Our mentors are available to meet on a variety of dates and times.
Peer Mentor Drop-in Hours
Our Peer Mentor Coordinator will also be available for you to speak to on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. during winter term. As well, a peer mentor will be available on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. this fall until December 14 and during the winter term.
We will also be hosting an exciting Student Parent Social on Tuesday January 31st, stay tuned for more details!
Who are our mentors
Our peer mentors are University of Toronto students from diverse backgrounds - men and women, undergraduates and graduates, some are dealing with elder care and others with child care responsibilities or some with both.
Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions or call 416.978.0951.
Apply to be a Student Parent Mentor!
Are you a student with family responsibilities juggling family life and studies? Have you been at U of T for a year? Become a mentor and share your strategies and insights with your peers. This activity will be officially recognized with a notation in your transcripts and can be listed in your resume/CV!
Please fill out an application form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 25, 2017.
Mentor training is mandatory. Please speak with us if you are not available to attend training.
Training and time commitment:
Mentors commit to attending a training session before the school year starts, one-on-one meetings with their mentees, and social events for a total commitment of 10 hours from September to March as detailed below. Mentors are always asked whether they can take a mentee or not.
Student parent mentors will:
The Student Parent Mentorship Program is an approved activity for the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). In order for your volunteer work as a Student Parent Mentor to be recognized on the CCR you must complete the activities as outlined for the program, and you will be required to submit a self-reflection piece at the end of the academic year.
For further information on the program, please view the Information Guide.