Ontario Tech University

Mental Health Peer Mentor Program

Founded in 2002 in Oshawa, Ontario Tech University embraces ‘technology with a conscience’ to advance knowledge and promote sustainability. They inspire and equip over 11,000 students and are committed to promoting mental health as a crucial component for their student’s success today and after graduation.

The Mental Health Peer Mentor Program provides one-on-one support to students on two campuses through a team of six highly trained Peer Mentors. A drop-in clinic is being established to address the significantly increased demand for mental health services on campus.

Project Initiation

2023

Status

Active

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“We are immensely grateful to the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation for their invaluable support of our Mental Health Peer Mentor program. Through their generous contribution, we are experiencing transformative growth, doubling the size of our peer mentor team and establishing a highly accessible drop-in clinic. This support is not only helping to build resiliency in our students, but the knowledge and skills gained through the Mental Health Peer Mentor program will continue to support them beyond graduation.”

Jarek Baginski

Student Mental Health Manager