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Peer 2 Peer Aboriginal Mentorship Initiatives

Peer 2 Peer Aboriginal Mentorship Initiatives connects upper year Aboriginal Nipissing University students with Aboriginal students that are newer to post-secondary education, and/or are looking for additional resources and supports. The program provides academic and cultural support for participants, and helps create a network in which all participants can build relationships with one another. Peer 2 Peer promotes the development of leadership and life skills, and facilitates the notion of community. It is also a great way for students to meet new people! In addition, Peer 2 Peer focuses on welcoming all university students to Enji Giigdoyang, the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives (OAI), and contributes to making this an even more friendly and inviting space.

Look for the Peer to Peer Logo

Do you see someone wearing the lanyard below? They are a Peer 2 Peer Student Mentor! Mentors are in the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives (OAI) student lounge to support their peers in the following ways:

  • Answer questions about OAI student services, the university, and help find answers to questions
  • Have a tea or coffee break
  • Attend university and community events with peers

Peer to Peer Peer 2 Peer for Student Peers

Peer 2 Peer helps create an environment in the university where any student can meet new people, ask questions, become better acquainted in the OAI student lounge, and be introduced to additional resources. It also creates paths for students to become more involved in the community.

Peer 2 Peer Student Mentors

Mentors are upper year Aboriginal Nipissing university student volunteers who contribute to making our OAI student lounge an even more welcoming space for all. Student Mentors meet new students, support the development of leadership and interpersonal skills, and share experiences with their peers. Free training is provided for all mentors, as well as cultural support and staff support.

Peer 2 Peer Student Mentors volunteer in the following ways throughout the academic year

Spend time each week in the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives student lounge

Have coffee or tea breaks with a peer (Tim Horton’s coffee cards provided)

  • Attend on-campus events with a peer
  • Attend off-campus community events with a peer (transportation provided) 
  • Attend academic support sessions with a peer

Contact Keith Martin,, for details.


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