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2017 Spin-A-Thon a success thanks to our amazing supporters

They came, they spun, we conquered together!

What an amazing showing of support at our 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon. It was a huge success. With almost 100 registered spinners, we received to date 398 donations raising $34,369 to help at-risk kids.

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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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Help Save Summer Camp

Dear Friends,

We need your help to save summer camp!

Sign our petition and write a letter now!

For more than 20 years, Camp Northern Lights near Haliburton, Ont. has provided The Peer Project | Youth Assisting Youth with a

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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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The Peer Project Goes To Camp!

This August, The Peer Project mentors and their mentees headed up north for a special weekend away at Camp Northern Lights, near Haliburton, Ontario. A weekend filled with swimming, canoe races, camp fires, and much more.

Through generous donations from

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Jays Care Takes The Peer Project To The Ballgame

A big big thanks to the Jays Care Foundation! On May 19, The Peer Project got a very special invite to Rogers Centre to catch the game in the Jays Care Community Clubhouse. It was a night of cheers, laughs,

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From Mentored to Mentor, the Growth of Charlie

Growing up with a single mom with English as his second language, school was a struggle for Charlie. With a busy mother trying to keep the family afloat with limited English, Charlie found himself slipping behind in school. He was

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