Peerconnect Community Programs

A male customer buys an eggplant from a George Brown College Good Food Market employee at the St. James Campus.

What do we offer?

Learn more about the programs offered by the Peerconnect Community. We've broken them up into three different categories: Good Food Central, Inclusion & Equity, and Well-Being. 

Good Food Central

Student Emergency Good Food Box

Run in partnership with FoodShare Toronto, the Student Emergency Good Food Box provides food-insecure George Brown students with a box of fresh fruits and veggies delivered right to their door. Please read the information provided in the link below for further details.

Good Food Market

The Good Food Market is a non-profit weekly fruit & vegetable market on St. James Campus. It is currently on hiatus due to Covid-19. Keep an eye out at @GBCPeercommunity on Instagram for future updates.

Inclusion & Equity

Sign Language Basics

Interested in learning basic sign language skills? This is a weekly 1-hour drop-in that is a fun, interactive, virtual way to learn with Peer Coaches.

Programs dates and schedule coming soon.

 

Chat with a Deaf Peer Coach

Join our Deaf Peer Coaches to improve and practise American Sign Language skills. Conversational ASL skills are increased in a fun and low-stress environment.

Group and Individual sessions are available.

The program also offers support to Deaf students looking to chat or play games.

Well-Being

The Service Spot

We’re hosting interviews with college services to learn more about resources available to students and meet the people who are here to help.

To join, please view our live story, every Tuesday from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST on Instagram @GBCPeercommunity.

Mood Routes Scavenger Hunts

A mid-week screen break, every Wednesday! Our Coaches walk to a new green destination in the city and encourage you to do the same. On our Instagram, we announce a Scavenger Hunt object that you can try and find on your walk, take a picture of and submit to us, for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card! Getting outdoors and being around nature can help boost serotonin in your body, improving your mood, while moving around helps stimulate creativity and generate new ideas.

To join, please watch our Mood Routes video live on Instagram (@GBCPeercommunity), Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

The Break Room

Open drop-ins on both Zoom and Discord, designed to be spaces online for those needing a calm, empathetic environment, to connect with other students or Peer coaches.

MONDAY to Friday

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Community Club: A Well-Being Project

Interested in developing the skills that matter to your own development and progress as a GBC student? Join the Community Club: A Well-Being Project, where we design the courses to your interests and learn the skills together in supportive and interactive group sessions.

Programming to begin Mid-October. Hope to see you there!