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 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.

Sign up for a box

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.

The next round of Sign Language Basics begins the week of January 24! Check below for dates and to join a session, please use your GBC email address to register.

Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Meeting ID: 854 4536 2635
  • Passcode: 1ufUmU

Register for Tuesdays and Fridays

Schedule
  • Week 1: Introduction to Sign Language Basics
  • Week 2: Numbers
  • Week 3: Days, Times and Day Greetings
  • Week 4: Family, Relatives and Pets
  • Week 5: Emotions
  • Week 6: Occupations
  • Week 7: Food and Drink
  • Week 8: Colours and Clothing
  • Week 9: The Opposites
  • Week 10: Canada
  • Week 11: Transportation

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.

Sign Language Media Night - SLMN

Sign Language Media Night features screenings of films that include Sign Language with an open discussion via online survey regarding the screening. The screening comes from media such as movies, tv, interviews, social media and more. This program begins on January 27.

Every other Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

  • Meeting ID: 820 9887 4702
  • Passcode: BDq28Z

Register for SLMN

SCHEDULE
  • Jan 27, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Feb 10, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Feb 24, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Mar 10, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Mar 24, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Apr 7, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Apr 21, 2022 @ 3:00 p.m.

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.

JOIN ON DISCORD

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.

Projects begin November 1. You can learn more about the Community Club's exciting project offerings by visiting the link below.