Communities of Care; Peer Support Workshop Series

Do you want to develop your active listening skills? Unsure of how to respond when a friend/peer is in crisis? Looking for tools to start up your own peer support group?

Join our two-day Peer Support Workshop Series on October 19 & 20th. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

To register go to:

Peer Support Workshop 1 Learning Outcomes
– Build empathetic listening skills
– Explore different ways that people need support (e.g. non-verbal forms of support)
– Learn more about the different needs people have when they are triggered
– Understand how peer support differs from institutional support
– Learn how to start a sustainable peer support group

Peer Support Workshop 2 Learning Outcomes
– Develop conflict resolution & crisis de-escalation skills (practice with scenarios)
– Exploring/knowing your own limitations and boundaries
– Learn how to develop and set boundaries when doing peer support
– Learn how to build in peer support for your peer support team
– Learn how to provide referrals

October 19
11:00am-12:30pm – Anti-Oppression 201
12:30-1:00pm – lunch break
1:00-4:00pm – Peer Support Workshop 1
4:00-4:30pm – Wrap Up and Debrief

11:00am-12:30pm – Intro to Disability Justice & Mad Organizing
12:30pm-1:00pm – lunch break
1:00pm – 4:00pm Peer Support Workshop 2
4:00-4:30pm – Wrap Up and Debrief

Access Information:

This is a free workshop for the U of T student community.
The workshop will be held in an accessible room & building.
There are accessible all-gender single user washrooms and gendered multi-stall washrooms in the building.
TTC Tokens will be provided.
Lunch will be provided. Vegan, gluten free lunch options will be available.

Facilitator Bio: Asam Ahmad is a poor, working-class writer, poet and community organizer living in Tkaronto. He has been facilitating trainings and workshops on anti-oppression, call-out culture, transformative justice, community accountability, food justice and body positivity, and creative writing for two decades. Asam creates spaces that help facilitate difficult and complicated conversations. His first collection of essays is forthcoming from Between the Lines Press.

Questions? Contact

SBA Annual General Meeting Fri. Oct. 25 6pm-8pm

Students for Barrier-free Access is a disabled and mad student led non-profit organization that advocates for the removal of barriers to access post-secondary education. 

Join us on Friday October 25, for our Annual General Meeting! Come meet our outgoing board of directors, participate in the election of our new board of directors, learn about our events and campaigns this past year, and find out how you can get involved. 

Please note that a valid Utorid is required to vote in the Board of Director elections. Past and current students are all eligible to vote.

Date: Friday October 25
Location: 246 Bloor Street West, Room 702

AGM Agenda:

Full AGM Package:

Proxy Authorization Form:

Access Information:
The AGM is being held in an accessible building. The nearest accessible subway station is St George Subway station.
Accessible, single-stall and all-gender washroom, as well as multi-stall gendered washrooms are located on the same floor as the event. 
ASL interpretation will be available.
Live-Captioning will be available.
Refreshments, with vegan and gluten-free options, will be provided.

Contact Nadia at if you have any questions.