Talk to a Family Care Office Peer Mentor!

Connect with A Peer Mentor

Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Does it seem like you are the only student on campus with family responsibilities?

Why to get a mentor

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:

  • 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

Meet our mentors during Orientation 2015. Can't make it to Orientation? Send us an email 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 and you can communicate with them by phone, email, Skype or in person.

Starting in September, you will be able to view mentors' bios online and choose one yourself.

We will also be hosting some exciting Peer Mentor Mix & Mingle events, so 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 our office if you have any questions or call 416.978.0951.

Peer Mentors