Learn more about Peer Supports
We have a great peer community at George Brown who is ready and willing to support you during your time at the college. Learn how your peers can help below by determining the type of support you’d like or need.
Do you want to...
- Talk with a trained GBC peer about concerns relevant to student life?
- Get support from students in your program?
- Get support from students in your community?
- Get involved and connect with peers who share your interests?
- Get peer support for your mental health?
Talk with a trained GBC peer about concerns relevant to student life
- Peer support is offered in the areas of Community Well-Being (e.g. stress management, food security, community services and resources, basic sign language). Peerconnect offers Instagram Live events and programs, a Discord Community Service, an Emergency Good Food Box Service and more.
- This semester we are launching the Community Club: A Well-Being Project. This project is designed by students, for students. Through guided peer conversation, Peer coaches and students talk about things that matter to them. We’ll be offering two courses, Adulting 101 and Self-Discovery: Looking Inward, every Monday during November. For more information, or to sign up, visit the Community Club page.
- If you have questions about any of the peer connect programs, please email: Peercommunity@georgebrown.ca.
Get support from students in your program
- Availability of peer tutoring varies by program/course
- Find out whether your academic centre employs peer tutors by contacting your program coordinator
Get support from students in your community
- The Black Student Success Network (BSSN) is aimed at improving black students’ academic success and well-being at GBC.
- Students who self-identify as black can email firstname.lastname@example.org to access services.
- Organized through the Student Association, clubs are open to all.
Get involved and connect with peers who share your interests
- For a list of all student-run services and clubs to get connected and find your community at GBC
Get peer support for your mental health
- Stella's Place provides comprehensive mental health services for 16 to 29-year olds in downtown Toronto
- Peer supporters at Stella’s Place have lived experience with mental health and recovery, and are trained to provide support to other young adults experiencing mental health challenges.
- At Stella’s Place, peers facilitate virtual programs, groups and activities. Peers can also help young adults navigate the mental health system
- Email email@example.com, call 416-461-2345, or download the Bean Bag Chat app to access peer-based programming at Stella’s
- Offering telephone, text and chat-based peer supports for LGBTTQQ2SI youth.