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Peer to Peer Mentorship Program

Supporting growth between peers

The Werklund Mentorship Program provides mentorship opportunities for students in our Bachelor of Education Program. Students are able to participate in the Peer to Peer Program, where final year students mentor students earlier in the program.

As a participant in the program, you will...

  • Use individualized supports to help you connect, navigate, and progress as a pre-service teacher
  • Develop lasting connections to peers as part of your broader professional network

As a mentor in the program, you will...

  • Develop your leadership skills and development capacity
  • Support your fellow teachers as they navigate their coursework and moving through their degree program

Program participation is recognized by the Co-Curricular Record and is part of the overall Experiential Learning programs.

What's Involved

1: Register

Use the "Register Here" button below to access the Mentorlink platform. Once on the platform, click the green "Join Program" button to access the Werklund-specific Mentorship Program.

Answer a few questions about what interests you, and what you hope to gain from mentoring. This helps us match you to someone with similar teaching areas and interests.

2: We Match You

Final year students mentors will be matched with students near the beginning of their program. We use the Mentorlink platform to facilitate the matching and communication processes. There are also resources available on Mentorlink.

3: Get Connected

Mentees will initiate contact with their mentor once you've been matched. Pairs determine how and when to connect - usually once per month. Communication is key to a successful mentorship.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a variety of facilitation strategies to encourage discussion, generate ideas, and build consensus
  • Apply a variety of leadership strategies to develop meaningful relationships with the program and its participants
  • Apply a variety of mentorship strategies to support mentees’ personal, social, and academic goals
  • Articulate how specific experiences contribute to their growth as an educator
  • Evaluate successes and setbacks as part of ongoing professional development
  • Navigate new challenges as an educator with the support and guidance of a mentor in a similar field
  • Share and receive knowledge regarding teacher education and teaching practice

Important Dates

2022 - 2023 Timeline

Program Runs: October 2022 to March 2023

Mentee & Mentor Applications: On-going throughout Fall 2022

Orientation Session: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Matches Announced:  Friday, October 7, 2022

Check-In Session: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 2 PM - 3 PM 

Program Wrap-Up: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 5 PM - 6 PM 

2023 - 2024 Timeline

Program Runs: October 2023 to March 2024

Mentee & Mentor Applications Due: October 1

Orientation Sessions: October 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Zoom) or
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zoom)

Matches Announced: Early October 

Check-In Survey: December 1 

Program Wrap-Up: February 29, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Join the Peer to Peer Mentorship Program!

Register here!

Questions? Connect with us!

Being a mentor with the Peer to Peer Mentorship Program has helped me to develop skills and confidence as a leader. It was awesome to share experiences and learn with my mentee, all while building our friendship!

Gemma, Peer Mentor

As a mentor in this program, I have appreciated the opportunity to share my learning and experiences with a peer in a way that is flexible and low-stakes. I am glad that I have been able to share advice that would have been helpful to me in my first year and answer questions in a way that is meaningful and useful to my mentee.

Chelsea, Peer Mentor