Peer Programs Network

Our Mission

The Peer Programs Network: Students Helping Students recognizes that some of the most profound learning experiences occur in helping others. That's why we strive to do the following:

  • Positively influence the personal and social growth of all students by offering accessible training, resources, and support
  • Encourage campus-wide collaboration by sharing and exchanging best practices

By adhering to these objectives, our program aims to foster a supportive campus community.

Peer Support Programs at McGill

Peer support is about connecting with other student(s) - your peers - to support your learning and development. Peer support programs in a university context serve many purposes - from helping students in difficulty to providing information and/or education to inspiring and motivating students to action. At McGill, there are more than 50 programs and initiatives through which students provide various forms of support to other students. 

Peer support amongst University students has been shown to be a mutually beneficial experience for all parties:

“Student’s peer group is the single most potent source of influence on growth and development.”  - Alexander Astin

The Peer Programs Network aims to provide resources for the following populations:

Traditional Territory Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations.