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Funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services,?Student Links?is an opportunity for students (ages 14 to 21) who have an intellectual disability to explore ideas for their future after high school. It matches students and mentors?who?share a common passion or interest. The goal is to enhance their capacity to make informed decisions about their future prior to leaving school?and to?support the?natural?development of relationships and connections to their community.

If you want to learn more about Student Links directly reach out to Dana LaBrash, Student Links Manager.

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We’ll match you with a mentor in your community who shares a common passion or interest. Whether you're interested in horticulturefine artsfashion design, automotive mechanics, coding, or something else entirely new to you, we’re here to give you the chance to explore your interests and gain new skills.

Student Links connects mentors like you with a student who has an intellectual disability who shares a common passion or interest. Whether you're interested in horticulturefine arts, fashion designautomotive mechanics, coding, or something else entirely, this is your chance to create a meaningful connection and help guide a young person in your community through an important time in their life. 

If you are looking to support your loved who has an intellectual disability in exploring a topic of interest, Student Links provides an opportunity to be matched with a mentor who will guide them to dive deeper into their topic of choice.

“Meeting Jay was really exciting because he reminded me of myself when I was in high school. He loves technology, he’s super eager to learn and he’s willing to try new things. So when we first met, we decided it would be a good idea to learn how to create a simple website. I’d walk him through it and he could keep exploring other possibilities on his own.”

- Rohit Prashad, Student Links Mentor, Software Engineering and Industrial Design

If you are looking for a specific region, reach out to the corresponding coordinator below:

Cristy Webb – North East Region
Meghan Davis – North Bay
Sherley Leitan - Markham/York Region
Sarah Ellis-Pierron – London and area
Marco De Benedictis - East Toronto & Durham Region
Benjamin Shayanpour - Ottawa Region
Alexandra DesRochers- Kingston Region