Welcome Peer Mentors!


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Peer Mentor in the OCAD University (OCAD U) 2019/2020 Student Mentor Program. These pages are required reading/viewing as the online component of your training, support and preparation.

2018/2019 Peer Mentors. Photo by Brent Everett James

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand, work and create.


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: anytime before Friday, April 5, 2019.

STEP 2: Meet and discuss your interest!

After filling in the online participation form, watch your OCAD U email for confirmation of receipt of your application. Successful applicants will be required to attend a meeting (one-to-one or group options available) to discuss your interest and ask questions.

Deadline to meet: by Friday, April 12, 2019.

STEP 3: Review these Peer Mentor Principles pages!

Navigate the pages of this blog in order, using the links in the top banner. Review the content on each page (20 to 30 minutes each), complete the AODA modules (if you haven’t already in another capacity) and then complete the brief Module 1 and Module 2 “Apply your Knowledge” quizzes. Feel free to review this information anytime!

Deadline to complete the modules and quizzes: by Friday, April 19, 2019.

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 (includes snacks and lunch):

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 (9 AM to 5 PM)*

*NOTE: the In-Person Support/Training Day is always scheduled the first business day immediately following Formal Assessment Period, which at the end of winter term 2019 is Tuesday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 23. Student attendance is required.

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, 2019 so we can make the appropriate arrangements.


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