For over 2400 people, high school grades didn’t tell the whole story. They believed they could succeed at university…we agreed.
The Centre for Initiatives in Education offers accessible learning support to those coming from various educational backgrounds who experience barriers entering into university. Our funding comes from those who agree with our mandate for accessible university education. They want to see our students succeed as much as we do!
Our research shows that 80 to 90 percent of students who fully participate in ESP are eligible for admission to a degree program after their ESP year.
Help us, help those who work hard to succeed.
Giving to ESP Mentors
The Centre for Initiatives in Education’s research demonstrates that 80% to 90% of students who fully participate in ESP are eligible for admission to a degree program after their ESP year. Peer mentorship provides part of the support that ensures students’ eligibility.
We hire students who have successfully completed the ESP, to help orient new ESP students into all aspects of university life: academic, social, and institutional. Each first year ESP seminar class has two mentors who work hand-in-hand with ESP instructors to help new students adjust to university life. The mentors are themselves mentored by instructors; the program provides meaningful, well-paid employment; and a coordinator trains the community of mentors.
For more information on supporting the ESP, please contact:
Kylie Patrick, CFRE
Senior Development Officer
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
1125 Colonel By Dr. Ottawa, ON
510 Robertson Hall
(613) 520-2600 ext. 1230