Talk to a Family Care Office Peer Mentor!

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Why get a mentor

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 integrate 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:

  • Strategies and insights on caring for a family member
  • A specific question on child care
  • Getting your toddler to sleep
  • Your newly found pregnancy!

How to get a mentor

Send us an email at 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

A peer mentor will also be available on Thursdays from 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

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 if you have any questions or call 416.978.0951.

Peer Mentors 2017-2018