Near Peer Mentorship
About Near-Peer Mentorship
The Near Peer Mentorship Program is a program offered in the University of Calgary’s Social Work Program to BSW students, MSW foundation students and MSW specialization students in Edmonton. Near-peer mentorship consisted of student peers, who have similar goals, interests and backgrounds, providing mentorship to one another. The mentor provided first-hand experience, advice and insight to mentees about different processes.
We thank the participants for their time in the Near Peer Mentorship program; if you would like more information on this initiative, please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEAR PEER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM – NOW RECRUITING!
The TFEL Project is inviting applications for social work students who are interested in becoming a part of the Near Peer Mentorship program. The Near Peer Support & Mentorship program will provide students with an opportunity to be part of the social work student community and enjoy the opportunity to mentor or be mentored by a student peer. Volunteers can get involved by signing up to become a mentor or a mentee. This program will provide students with additional support (as a Mentee) or the opportunity to lead in a peer support role (as a Mentor), particularly as they navigate and prepare for field education practicum and ultimately, their social work education.
This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board (REB19-0901).
If you are interested in participating in this program, we invite you to complete an application survey for matching purposes via the link below.
Mentor Application: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_cJ8zhmxMsB5ZGL
Mentee Application: https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_2gImKY1jylGUVRc
Below is the PowerPoint slide deck and orientation video used for the orientation program for participants in the Near-Peer Mentorship Pilot program at the University of Calgary, Central and Northern Alberta Region. In these resources, you will find an overview of the program, its model, objectives, guiding principles, development strategy and plans for the pilot year of the program.
Abimbola Ariyo, MSW Student
Emmanuel Chilanga, PhD.
Martin Gendron BSW Student
|Abimbola Ariyo||Charlene Vallee||Jane Ogbadu-Gbajabiamila||Rebecca (Jeeho) Lee|
|Abigail Mensah||Chelsea Hack||Jessica Ossais||Rebecca Namara|
|Aleksandra Prica||Chizobam Iwe||Jill Hoselton||Rezebeth Noceja|
|Amber Young||Christie Oswald||Jillian Walsh||Rida Mukhtar|
|Angela Dixon||Cindy Vera Galvan||Joan Bosire||Romit Panesar|
|Angela Samonte||Connie Wong||John MacPhee||Samantha Huang|
|Angelica Manalo||Dana Selk||Julia Kavanagh||Samantha LeBlanc|
|Aster Terefe||Daniella Kersey||Karen Pinkoski||Sara Wood|
|Avery Klein||Danielle Beaulieu||Komal Sandhu||Serena Mackey|
|Bonni McCallson||Danielle Peyton||Krista Weiss||Shana Hickmore|
|Brenda McClelland||Elizabeth Onofrychuk||Madelaine Robillard||Shane Yu|
|Bridget Tangham||Emily Kennedy||Maria Corpuz||Shaylah Hossain|
|Britni Chambers||Emma DeVynck||Martin Gendron||Sheila Jessop|
|Brittany Hayduk||Eric Wanjiru||Mehwish Shahid||Silvia (Jeny) Beltran Faryna|
|Brittany Thiessen||Fatima (Zahra) Samad||Nabeel Premji||Tek Khatri|
|C. Natalia Samayoa||Felicity Bohnet||Natalie Webber||Tiffany Weston|
|Cari Gulbrand||Hafisat Folorunso||Nik Jarvis||Ufuoma Odebala|
|Cesilia Bentley||Holly Reeve||Olayinka Dipeolu||Yvonne Ho|
|Chantelle Oevering||Jaclyn Kozak||Poonam Sharma||Zipporah Greenslade|
|Jake Davies||Rachel Hansford|
These webinars reflect the research and findings of the Near-Peer Mentorship program. PowerPoint slides in PDF format are available for perusal alongside recordings of the webinars.
Peer Support and Mentoring: Professional Networking Lunch & Learn Q&A – February 9, 2022
A Meeting of the Minds: Mentorship & Leadership – March 23, 2021
Field Instructorship and Supervision: A Panel Discussion – Feb 25, 2021
Near Peer Mentorship Program + Field Image Showcase – December 18, 2020
Free Online Trainings and Certificates (PDF)
This document contains free online resources to access training and certifications, as offered through a variety of institutions, including the Government of Canada, the University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Federation of Registered Health Professionals, and the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative. This is a living document and will be updated to reflect changes and additions to these resources.
This image reflects the program objectives of the Near-Peer Mentorship Program. The four pillars of the program are to foster relationships between mentors and mentees, provide support for mentees, enhance the mentees’ knowledge of social work, and nurture leadership skill development in mentors.
Near Pear Mentorship Model
These five boxes represent the guiding principles of the Near-Peer Mentorship Program:
Support Over Guidance