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Peer2Peer Indigenous Mentorship


Peer2Peer Indigenous Mentorship Initiatives connects upper year Indigenous Nipissing University students with Indigenous 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. Peer2Peer 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, Peer2Peer focuses on welcoming all university students to Enji giigdoyang, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII), and contributes to making this an even more friendly and inviting space.

Look for the Peer2Peer Logo

Do you see someone wearing the lanyard below? They are a Peer2Peer Student Mentor! Mentors are in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII) student lounge to support their peers in the following ways:

  • Answer questions about OII 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

Peer2Peer for Students

Peer2Peer helps create an environment in the university where any student can meet new people, ask questions, become better acquainted in the OII student lounge, and be introduced to additional resources. It also creates paths for students to become more involved in the community.

Peer2Peer Student Mentors

Mentors are upper year Indigenous Nipissing university student volunteers who contribute to making our OII 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.

Peer2Peer Student Mentors volunteer in the following ways throughout the academic year

  • ​Spend time each week in the Office of Indigenous 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 Alison Jackson Alison,, for more information.
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