Peer Connections

The Peer Connections program is a new initiative to help new CNC students during their transition and adjustment to post-secondary life in Canada. New students are connected with more experienced students at CNC, who provide practical and social support, and encourage engagement in all the CNC has to offer. Peer Connectors and Peer Participants join together in virtual groups, designed as a safe space to share experiences, opinions, challenges and successes.

Participating in the program benefits both experienced and new students.

Get connected to:

  • Make friends from different cultures
  • Gain access to a variety of activities and student supports
  • Practice English and cross-cultural communication
  • Increase self-awareness and foster personal growth
  • Contribute to the betterment of your community
  • Cultivate leadership, organizational and self-management skills
  • Peer Connectors receive a letter of completion at the end of each semester

Peer Participants

Are you a first-year student studying at the College of New Caledonia? Starting your journey as a new student can be overwhelming at times. Become a Peer Participant and gain support as you transition and adjust to post-secondary life in Canada. Meet new people, gain access to services, increase your confidence, and establish a strong connection to your peers and the College community.

Peer Participants are encouraged to continue their involvement in the program by advancing to a Peer Connector in their second year of study.

Peer Participant Enrolment Form

Peer Connectors

Are you an experienced, second-year student studying at the College of New Caledonia? Become a Peer Connector and support first-year students in their transition to post-secondary life in Canada. By volunteering you will receive valuable leadership experience, build your resume with volunteer hours, and contribute to a positive student experience for first year students. All volunteers receive a letter of completion at the end of each semester.

Peer Connectors are continuously supported by CNC and receive basic training on how to be successful in their role.

Peer Connector Application