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Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program

Gathering Place

Why become a mentor?

  • Develop skills in leadership, communication and motivation
  • Get involved in Indigenous community affairs and engagements at KPU
  • Meet and network with colleagues from other programs at KPU
  • Acquire volunteer hours for scholarships & bursaries
  • Gain community volunteer experience for your resume and job applications
  • Build community & celebrate culture

The commitment:

  • Participate in 2 or more mentorship training sessions a year
  • Meet and great first year students at our beginning of the year luncheon in September
  • Support our first year students with navigating course selections, offer guidance with study-life balance, mid-term survival, and other things they can expect to encounter in their first year
  • Participate in one monthly group meeting of mentors and mentees

Why become a mentee?

  • Gain knowledge from experienced students just like you on things like scholarships, class selection, study-life balance, dealing with the stresses of university, and general university life
  • Gain a peer guide in a time of transition and uncertainty
  • Create connections and network with students to build a support network of peers
  • Gain an Indigenous peer connection in a space that can sometimes be alienating


If you have questions, please feel free to contact Ethan Semple at


All information collected in this questionnaire is confidential and accessible by Indigenous services staff only.