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What is Peer Mentoring and Why Is It So Effective?

This article was written by Matthew Couto, Matthew is a writer, journalist, Peer Project volunteer, and currently the Communications Coordinator at TechSoup Canada.


When Alicia Jesquith spoke at a press conference in August, a month after her 14-year-old daughter

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Spinning to Success: Nearly $30,000 Raised at the 2016 Spin-a-thon

A very big thank you to all our supporters who made this year’s Spin-a-thon a smashing success. We pulled off yet another incredible fund-raising event and raised close to $30,000. That’s one of the best performances for our signature event

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Spinning Wheels and Changing Lives: Spin-a-thon 2016

On January 30, 2016, come have fun, get fit, and support The Peer Project by taking part in the 4th Annual Spin-a-thon, hosted at Energia Athletics. 

What’s a Spin-a-thon?

Four years ago, our Board of Directors came

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January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month! NMM celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to:

  • Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms.
  • Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting
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Back to the 90s Fundraiser with the Totally Rad #CCPR Students

Thanks again to our friends in the Corporate Communications and Public Relations program at Centennial College! On December 2 these thoughtful and generous student leaders hosted the amazing Back to the 90s fundraising event, which raised more than $1500

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How Peer Project Mentoring Works

Curious how Peer Project mentoring works? Here’s a picture of how our matches get put together and the incredible journey our mentors and mentees get to travel together.

The power of a positive friendship can help kids do better in

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I Truly Believe In Mentoring: Sally Spencer, Peer Project CEO

Sally Spencer is the CEO of the Peer Project, and has been working to make a difference in the lives of youth for the past 27 years. In this video, Sally talks about her belief in mentoring and how the

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Yay for the Peer Project! A Life-Changing Mentee Story by Tommy

This story was originally written by Tommy S. in 2010. Tommy was a Peer Project mentee, and this his “life-changing” story.


When I arrived in Canada almost two years ago, I didn’t know the language, I had no friends,

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Glen and Jamie Present #BDE2015

On Tuesday, July 21, our favorite hosts and ambassadors, Glen and Jamie, presented the third annual Best Dinner Ever! This time around Chef Lynn Crawford and Chef Lora Kirk opened the doors to their renowned restaurant Ruby Watchco! It was

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We All Need Someone To Look Up To: TPP Board Member Darrel Zehr

Darrel Zehr has been a committed Peer Project board member for the past four years. In this video, Darrel tells us how he got involved with The Peer Project, and why it’s such a great cause. Thanks for your work!

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