Are you a current University of Toronto student interested in facilitation, leadership development, student life, higher education and community engagement?
Well, the Peer Leadership Program is just the place for you!

Contents

Eligibility The Peer Leadership Program is open to all U of T students interested in facilitation and leadership development
Meet our Team Meet our Team
Annalissa Crisostomo Peer Leadership Facilitator
Ashley Mah Peer Leadership Facilitator
Christian Lee Peer Leadership Facilitator
Franco Saccucci Peer Leadership Advisor
Jared Boland Peer Leadership Facilitator
Joanne Lieu Leadership Development Intern
Paige Hewett Peer Leadership Facilitator
Shailee Koranne Peer Leadership Programmer
Opportunities This program will start again in July 2019.
Contact us If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at leadership@utoronto.ca.

Eligibility

The Peer Leadership Program is open to current University of Toronto students. This program is ideal for those who have had facilitation experience and want to continue to develop their facilitation skills. Further, this is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to broaden their knowledge of leadership and its role in higher education within the Student Life community. 

How it works

Working in a team, you will take on the role of a Peer Leadership Facilitator (PLF) or Peer Leadership Programmer (PLP) or Peer Leadership Advisor (PLA). The program takes place during the academic school year and is a casual position. The Peer Leadership Program aims to provide students with the ability to build skills, find friends and create community.

PLF (Peer Leadership Facillitator) main responsibilities: 

  • Co-facilitating leadership workshops including: Learning to Lead, workshops by request, grad workshops, Ulead, conferences, etc.
  • Must co-facilitate a minimum of 5 workshops per semester
  • Participate in leadership team meetings and continued leadership development training
  • Approximately 5-15 hours per week

PLP (Peer Leadership Programmer) main responsibilities: 

  • Creating and developing large scale leadership programming (i.e. LeadHERship, Conferences and more)
  • Co-facilitating leadership workshops including: Learning to Lead, workshops by request, grad workshops, Ulead, conferences, etc.
  • Participate in leadership team meetings and continued leadership development training
  • Approximately 5-15 hours per week

PLA (Peer Leadership Advisor) main responsibilities: 

  • Leading the group of PLF’s through the year
  • Co-facilitating workshops with PLF’s, staff and Mentor Facilitators
  • Run/participate in leadership team meetings and continued leadership development training
  • Approximately 10-20 hours per week

Meet our Team

Annalissa Crisostomo - Peer Leadership Facilitator

  • Program: M.A Adult Education & Community Development
  • Year: Year One
  • Position: Peer Leadership Facilitator
  • Favorite Quote:“i love myself. 'the quietest. simplest. most. powerful. revolution. ever. ” ― Nayyirah Waheed 
  • Top Bucket List Item: To write a book
  • Favorite Movie: Waking Life (2001)

Ashley Mah - Peer Leadership Facilitator

  • Program: Master’s in Public Health, Specializing in Epidemiology
  • Year: 1
  • Position: Peer Leadership Facilitator
  • Favorite Quote: “You can do anything, but not everything.” – David Allen
  • Top Bucket List Item: Live by the ocean, I love the water!
  • Favourite Movie/Show: I could re-watch Brooklyn 99 endlessly

Christian Lee - Peer Leadership Facilitator

  • Program: English Major, Philosophy/History Double Minor
  • Year: 5
  • Position: Peer Leadership Facilitator
  • Favourite Quote: Do, or do not. There is no try.
  • Top Bucket List Item: A Canoe to paddle around the many lakes of Canada
  • Favourite Movie/Show: Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition); well worth 12 hours of sitting in one place!

Franco Saccucci - Peer Leadership Advisor

  • Program: Masters in Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development (OISE) / Sexual Diversity Studies
  • Year:
  • Position: Peer Leadership Advisor
  • Favourite Quote: "We can't ask people to give to us something that we do not believe we are worthy of receiving." - Brene Brown
  • Top Bucket List Item: Do a TEDtalk with some of my spoken word poems.
  • Favourite Movie / Show: Broad City 

Jared Boland - Peer Leadership Facilitator

  • Program: MA, Language and Literacies Education (OISE)
  • Year: First
  • Position: Peer Leadership Facilitator
  • Favourite Quote: Cher naufragé- vous trouverez ici la nourriture, la chaleur et le repos qui ranimeront vos forces et votre courage. Quand vous reprendrez votre chemin, ayez la charité de laisser ce lieu dans un état pareil à celui où vous l'avez découvert, pour que d'autres voyageurs en détresse puissent y trouver, par la grâce de Dieu, un semblable réconfort.
  • Rough Translation: Dear shipwrecked- you’ll find here the food, warmth, and rest that will restore your strength and your courage.  When you head back out for your journey, have the charity to leave this place in a similar state to that which you found it so that other distressed travelers can find here, by the grace of God, a similar comfort)
  • Top Bucket List Item: Leave the corners of the world touched by my influence brighter than before
  • Favourite Movie/Show: Clue (1985)

Joanne Lieu - Leadership Development Intern

  • Program: Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy 
  • Year: 1st year
  • Position: Leadership Development Intern
  • Favourite Quote: "Never follow someone else's path; unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path, then by all means, you should follow that." - Ellen DeGeneres
  • Top Bucket List Item: Petting and hugging a Koala Bear 
  • Favourite Movie/Show: Dr. Ken & The Mindy Project

Paige Hewett - Peer Leadership Facilitator

  • Program: Master of Education in Student Development and Student Services in Higher Education
  • Year: 1
  • Position: Peer Leadership Facilitator
  • Favourite Quote: "Be kind to one another" - Ellen Degeneres
  • Top Bucket List Item: Travel South America
  • Favourite movie/tv show: Gilmore Girls, New Girl & The Mindy Project

Shailee Koranne - Peer Leadership Programmer

  • Program: Equity Studies
  • Year: 5th year 
  • Position: Peer Leadership Programmer
  • Favourite Quote: "I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe." -- Richard Feynman
  • Top Bucket List Item: Spend a year exploring every corner of India with my family
  • Favourite Movie / Show: Bob's Burgers is always a reliable pick-me-up!

Apply

Opportunities for 2018-2019 are now closed. Hiring for this program will start again in July 2019.

Facilitator-in-Training Program

Work with our Peer Leadership Team and enhance your facilitation and programming skills! 

Through this program you will work with various Peer Leadership Facilitators.

You must attend a facilitation training session to support workshops connected to leadership, clubs/groups, mentorship and more.

Applications are closed. 

Have questions? Email us at: leadership@utoronto.ca

Contact us

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at leadership@utoronto.ca.