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Peer Project Mentor Nicole Gives Back and Finds a Friend For Life

You wake up, go to work, stay late, maybe sneak in a workout and repeat. This is a cycle that many in Toronto follow. If you like your job, it can be rewarding, but for some the job just isn’t …

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Meet Leo: Cross Cultural Adventurer and Peer Project Mentor

Leo came to Canada from Odessa in southern Ukraine when he was 14 years old. He arrived with his parents and younger brother, but much of his family still live in the Ukraine, which has been plagued by fighting and …

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Training the Mind and The Body with Peer Project Mentor Bradley

When Bradley was in grade 3, his parents were getting divorced. It was an experience that really upended his life. To help him deal with the situation, his parents brought in a mentor for Bradley to talk to. The experience …

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TPP Mentor Adriaan Builds Things and People

Adriaan spent his youth moving between countries, getting to know different cultures and school systems.

Adriann was born in the Netherlands to Canadian parents. His father ran his own business and travelled a lot throughout Europe. Adrian says his childhood …

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Peer Project Mentor Preeti Finds Direction and Family

After high school, Preeti, like many, felt the pressure to go to university without really knowing what she wanted to become. At school, she decided to become a teacher, but after volunteering at schools, she realized the job wasn’t for …

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Peer Project Mentor Kadeem On Becoming The Change

When Kadeem told his parents that he wanted to go into law enforcement, they didn’t know much about the field, but nevertheless got him talking to the right people to help him take the right steps towards becoming a cop.…

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Peer Project Mentor Stephanie Learns To Ask Questions

Working in communications for a non-profit housing association in Toronto, Stephanie’s job became “a lot more real” when she became a Peer Project mentor. Her mentee it turned out lived in community housing.

“This is why I’m so excited about …

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Growing Up Tough, Peer Project Mentor Mick Pays it Forward

Emigrating from Jamaica at age four to Toronto and landing in the Jane and Finch area (and then Mimico), Mick didn’t really know he grew up in neighbourhoods that were known as rougher areas.

“You realize after you are older …

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The Best Decision I’ve Ever Made: Peer Project Mentor Jim

Jim – a new Peer Project mentor with only five months of mentoring under his belt – describes signing up to be a mentor as the “best decision I’ve ever made.”

Going in he didn’t know what to expect. The …

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