Peer Mentor Principles: Online

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Mentor in the OCAD University (OCAD U) Student Mentor Program. These pages are required reading/viewing as the new online component of your training, support and preparation.

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STEP 1: Apply!

Review the details and then complete and submit the online Peer Mentor Application.
Students interested in becoming Peer Mentors must have satisfactory academic standing, consistently achieving a minimum of 60% each session.
Deadline to apply: April 6, 2018.

STEP 2: Meet and discuss your interest!

Watch your OCAD U email for confirmation of receipt of your application. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a meeting (one-to-one or group options available) to discuss your interest and ask questions. Deadline: April 13, 2018.

STEP 3: Complete three introductory, online modules!

Navigate these pages in order (20 to 30 minutes each), using the links in the top banner. Review the content on each page and complete the three, brief “Apply your Knowledge” quizzes (Introduction, Module 1 and Module 2). Feel free to review this information anytime! Deadline to complete the modules: April 20, 2018.

STEP 4: Attend the In-person support/training day!

Participants are required to make a one-day commitment and attend the In-Person PEER MENTOR PRINCIPLES* support/training day:

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (9 AM to 5 PM)*

Includes snacks and lunches.

*PEER MENTOR PRINCIPLES: Online content is comprised of some information and discussion formerly included as part of In-person training and support days and will not be repeated.

*Date revised as of February 13, 2018. Formal Assessment period (student attendance required) is scheduled from April 10 to April 23.

Accessibility is important to us. If you require accommodations due to a a disability in order to participate fully in Peer Mentor Principles: Online, please email Brent Everett James, Campus Life Coordinator at your earliest convenience, but no later than April 1, 2018 so we can make the appropriate arrangements.


Brent Everett James
Campus Life Coordinator
416-977-6000, Ext. 275