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.

Lunch Club Online

A vodcast series, where we talk about everything from food to movies & TV, to class stress and anything else that’s on our minds! The series will be available to watch through our YouTube channel or listen to as a podcast through our other social media.

Inclusion & Equity

Chat with a Deaf Peer Coach

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

This program also offers supports to deaf students looking to chat or play games

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

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.

Schedule
  • Jan 25-29: Learn ABC & Basic ASL Conversation Signs
  • Feb 1-5: Learn ABC & Basic ASL Conversation Signs
  • Feb 8-12: Dates, Times and Greetings
  • Feb 15-19: Family & Relatives
  • Feb 22-26: Emotions
  • March 1-5 – Reading Week!
  • March 8-12: Occupations
  • March 15-19: Food and Drinks
  • March 22-26: Color and Clothing
  • March 29- April 2: Learn the Opposites
  • April 5-9: Canada
  • April 12-16: Countries


You must register in advance for this program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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 Thursday at 11:00 am 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 encouraging 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, Wednesdays at 1:00 pm on Instagram @GBCPeercommunity.

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

Wednesdays & Fridays

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join on Zoom

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.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

  • Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join on Discord

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join on Zoom