Peer Support Group for Graduate Students with Disabilities, University of Toronto

The Peer Support Group for Graduate Students with Disabilities has been created to build a community for students with disabilities. Through this Peer Support Group we hope to create space for students to:

- meet old friends/colleagues and make new friends

- de-stress

- engage in group discussions

- share skills and learn new ones

- learn from each others experiences navigating grad school socialize

Peer support is a way for us to build community, share knowledge and experiences, and provide support to and connect with others who share similar struggles. Peer support extends the opportunity to take on a mentorship role, if desired. Coming together in support of each other. We hope you will join us. Our first meeting will be Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 Location: Students For Barrier-Free (SBA) Centre Meeting Room Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm Please note that the SBA Centre is an accessible venue. This peer support group is a collaboration of Disability Visibility and Students for Barrier-free Access. Disability Visibility is an accessible, graduate student-run mentorship program.

The program centres around peer mentoring with new and returning graduate students at the University of Toronto. Students for Barrier-free Access is a student-led non-profit that centres the leadership of disabled people. We work from a Disability Justice framework and advocate for the removal of barriers to accessing postsecondary education.

Danie Tucker,   Centre Coordinator,  Students for Barrier-free Access, University of Toronto 215 Huron Street, Suite 924 Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A2 T: 416-967-7322

----- SBA is a student run organization that advocates for equity, access and the rights of Dis-Abled students at U of T. SBA works towards eliminating physical, informational and attitudinal barriers on campus. The SBA Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM and on Friday from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM. *** If you have an accommodation request for a planned meeting or event and/or would like to privately discuss an accessibility concern, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to ensure a safe space.