Peer Assistance

Central P.A.R.C.Peer Mentor Office

Peer Assistance Resource Centre (102 Founders College | 416-736-2100, Ext. 20425)

Central P.A.R.C. is home to our Peer Mentorship Program.  Peer mentoring is an important aspect of college life at Founders as the program offers an in-depth form of interaction between Mentors and students to create a peer based support structure within the Founders community that extends to students' programs (Majors).

Our Peer Mentors are predominantly upper year undergraduate students from programs (Majors) affiliated with Founders College.  These student volunteers are here to share their experience, study methods and wisdom with fellow students.

Peer Mentors can offer insight into a wide range of information and assistance on adjusting to post-secondary studies, including study habits (preparing for assignments, tests and exams; how to take effective in-class notes; time management; essay writing), where to find on-campus academic resources (i.e. the Learning Commons; the Student Papers & Academic Research Kit (S.P.A.R.K.); the Writing Centre), and where to access the different student support services offered at York (Counseling & Disability Services, Personal Counseling Services; Health Education & Promotion).

In addition, our Peer Mentors hold their office in Central P.A.R.C., our Peer Assistance Resource Centre.  Peer Mentors are available from Monday to Friday in 102 Founders College (The "Booth").  Our Peer Mentors are trained to address student questions and concerns and to direct students to the appropriate centre or department on campus for additional help if needed.

No appointments are necessary to see a Peer Mentor.  Just come by during P.A.R.C. hours and our Peer Mentors will be there to help you!

For the first time, Peer Mentors will hold office hours during the summer!  Check back soon for Central P.A.R.C.'s summer hours of operation.

Peer Assistance Program

Junior Common Room (024E Founders College)

To help support you in your studies, Founders College has extended its Peer Assistance Program to the JCR!  Beginning is September and continuing until April of each academic year, our Student Academic Assistants will be present in the Junior Common Room (024E Founders) to provide peer assistance on assignments, essays and study habits.

The Student Academic Assistants will be there to help you study, proofread a paper or talk about challenges in your courses.  are upper year Founders College students from a variety of our affiliated programs.

The Student Academic Assistant program will resume in September 2017.