Wellness Peer Program Overview


The Wellness Peer Program (WPP) consists of over 70 student volunteers and coordinators who share knowledge, information, and resources related to five health team areas: mental wellness, nutritional health, substance awareness, sexual health and how to connect to student mental health and medical services. The WPP promotes healthy living and wellness across the UTSC campus community.

The WPP are a reliable source on campus. Collectively, these 70+ student volunteers lead health promotion activities for the purposes of fostering a healthy community. Connect with the WPP at upcoming events such as the Wellness Fairs, workshops, or tabling in the BV hallway! They are in bright sky blue t-shirts with their team name on the front.

The Wellness Peer Program are made up of UTSC student volunteers referred to as Peer Educators and work study students referred to as Program Coordinators who have been trained in the following programs.

Campus Connectors

Provide outreach for the services at the Health & Wellness Centre.  Student volunteers affiliated with Departmental Student Associations that provide outreach about our services and in addition to mental health supports to their academic department and students

Mental Wellness Team

Provide awareness on emotional well-being, stress management, relaxation, self-care, sleep and destigmatizing mental illness.

Nutritional Health Team

Provide awareness on Canada’s Food Guide, dieting, metabolism, vegetarianism and healthier eating.

Substance Awareness Team

Alcohol and drug awareness peer program in partnership with Toronto Public Health and DrinkSmart, specifically focused on impairment, liability, risk taking and communication skills related to substance use and other addictions.

Sexual Health Team

Provide awareness on healthy relationships, birth control, barrier methods, STIs and HIV prevention.

If you have any questions about the Wellness Peer Program or would like to arrange for a specific presentation for a group of students please email health.utsc@utoronto.ca .

Join the Wellness Peer Program

If you would like to join the Wellness Peer Program, please stay tuned for more information which will be released in Winter 2024.