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 @gbcpeerconnect on Instagram for future updates.

Lunch Club Online

In Fall 2020, Lunch Club will take place weekly on Zoom. We pre-select one core ingredient for each event. All you need to do is cook a lunch that includes that specific ingredient, and then join us on Zoom at noon for a casual lunch. See what others made, swap tips and recipes, eat, chat, enjoy!

Tuesdays

  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 979 8785 1512
  • Password: 742711

Supper Club Online

Supper Club will be taking place on Zoom bi-weekly. Each session will focus on a specific recipe that we all cook together online. It’s a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and recipes and relax.

Thursdays

  • Time: 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm EST
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 964 1585 4840
  • Password: 816471

Inclusion & Equity

Sign Language Basics

This activity runs for one and a half hours and is intended for those who are interested in learning basic sign language skills. A fun, interactive virtual drop-in.

Tuesdays

  • Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 830 3778 9021
  • Password: f4jLwc

Sign Language Basics Tuesdays

Thursdays

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 859 5232 1226
  • Password: vCAi83

Sign Language Basics Thursdays

 

 

American Sign Language (ASL) Charades

Join us every Wednesday on Zoom as we reinforce ASL words, grammar and concepts through fun and interactive Charades sessions.

Wednesdays

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 816 1817 6036
  • Password: 3Lnidz

One on One Deaf Peer Coaching

Good for anyone who wants to practise and develop ASL skills. Words, phrases, numbers and conversational skills can all be improved upon!

To sign up, please email: Vanita.Dama@georgebrown.ca

Well-Being

Case of the Mondays

We’re hosting interviews with college and community services to learn more about resources available to students both on and off-campus.

To join, please view our live story, every Monday at 11:00 am EST on Instagram @GBCPeerconnect

Mood Routes

Encouraging students to boost their mood and well-being by interacting with nature and getting outdoors on a weekly basis. Once a group walk, we now promote and share individual Mood Routes online through our Instagram Live stories and other posts.

To view each week's Mood Route, please go to our Instagram @GBCPeerconnect

Kahoot! Live Question Game

Come play with us! Every Monday, we will be hosting a quiz game on Zoom, with a chance to win a $20 gift card each week. Learn about services and supports available to you in Toronto during our Case of the Mondays, live on Instagram. Then use that information to win!

Mondays

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
  • Zoom Meeting ID: 953 3776 4795
  • Password: 285221

Peer to Peer Resiliency Modules

The Peerconnect Community will offer a series of one-on-one peer support modules. Developed by the George Brown Counselling Team, these modules will provide an opportunity for students to talk to trained Peer coaches and learn about ways to build resiliency, guiding students through some of the challenges of being a student in 2020. Modules may be taken as a series or individually. Topics include:

  • Coping with Uncertainty
  • Mindfulness
  • Change your thoughts

To sign up, please email Peercommunity@georgebrown.ca