At CommunAbility we believe that there is something powerful and empowering in disabled people supporting other disabled people! All too often, disabled people are perceived as the recipients of support rather than providers. Our 16-week e-mentorship program uniquely addresses this by providing postsecondary students with disabilities the opportunity to develop supportive mentorship relationships with postsecondary graduates with disabilities.
Because our program is online, regardless of where you live in the province, you can find a mentor and take part in a positive and rewarding mentorship experience that is flexible and confidential.
The program offers benefits for both mentees and mentors. As a mentee, you will benefit tremendously from the knowledge, support, and wisdom you will receive from your mentor. Mentors also benefit from sharing their insights and experiences to support mentees’ personal development and empowerment.
To qualify as a mentee you must:
Postsecondary students with disabilities apply online for the opportunity to become a CommunAbility Mentee. The application process for mentees has two phases:
If successful, mentees are paired with mentors through a unique matching algorithm that takes into consideration their preferences for a mentor.