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Peer Support Program

The Peer Support program aims to create a safe, inviting space where students can discuss student-life concerns with a trained peer supporter who can listen, validate, and refer. Peer Support is a collaboration of the Student Wellness Centre, Graduate Students’ Association, and Canadian Mental Health Association.

Support at Your Fingertips

The program is free, non-judgmental, and confidential. Registration is not required. Simply drop-in online to access our weekly support space for undergraduate or graduate students.

Please note that while Peer Supporters are trained by the Canadian Mental Health Association, they are not clinical professionals. For professional mental health care, please reach out to the Student Wellness Centre to speak to a counsellor or mental health nurse. If you are in crisis, please contact Crisis Services Canada.

Goals of the Program

The goals of the program include helping students to:

  • Increase their mood and confidence.
  • Feel less isolated.
  • Gain skills to successfully navigate the post-secondary system.
  • Share strategies and skills related to common experiences.
  • Make informed decisions to support their wellbeing.

Join Our Virtual Support Space

Undergraduate Peer Support: Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (EST), Sept. 29 to Dec. 1.

Graduate Peer Support: Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (EST), Sept. 28 to Nov. 30.

Join Our Virtual Support Space.

Please note that the Peer Support program will not be running over Reading Week. Check out our remote resources and other services in the time-being.

Connect Using Teams

In order to connect virtually, Peer Support uses Microsoft Teams. Check out our Microsoft Teams resource for more information about how to log in and access Microsoft Teams using your student email address.