Register for mentorship training and explore our resources for peer leaders and mentors below.


Foundational Training Program

Spring 2022 announcement: The FTP is available to complete virtually or with some in-person components this term. Select the track that works for you. 

The Foundational Training Program (FTP) for Peer Leaders provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to develop core skills for working in a peer-to-peer program at the University of Waterloo. The FTP supports the quality and efficacy of peer-to-peer programs across campus by providing centralized training for students to enhance skills that are critical to mentorship success, as well as workplace preparedness. If you are interested in becoming a mentor on campus, kickstart your journey by participating in the FTP to learn the basics of effective mentorship and peer support.

This program equips students with tools and strategies that they can adapt for their specific role and peer program. Participants also have an opportunity to make connections with other peers and leaders across campus. Participation in the FTP does not guarantee a mentor role as peer programs across campus manage their own hiring processes. 

Any undergraduate or graduate student who is, or wishes to be, a peer leader can participate in training. 

Program details

To complete their training, participants will:

  • Spend three to four hours in LEARN independently
  • Attend one synchronous workshop (two hours)

Training covers the following topics:

  • Peer leader expectations
  • Effective communication and rapport building
  • Campus resources and making referrals
  • Working with UWaterloo students