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Supports for Student Learning Program


The Supports for Student Learning Program (SSLP) is a free after school program with mentorship for Black youth. The SSLP is primarily located in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.



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Funded by:

Employment and Social Development Canada

In Partnership With

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Program Highlights

This project aims to support Black youth in their journey to post-secondary education. Through this program, participants will have access to workshops, academic tutoring, mentorship, and participate in physical activity.


Workshops will be facilitated weekly to support self-esteem building, mental wellness and financial literacy.

1-on-1 Mentorship

Students will participate in a 5-month mentorship program that offers 1-on-1 mentoring leaders from the Black community.

Academic Tutoring

Students will have access to 1:1 tutoring in  academic subjects.

After School Workshops

Students will participate in 1-hour workshops at the beginning of each session. These will be holistic learning sessions where students will learn skills that will prepare them for academic success both in and out of the classroom. There will be 2 learning sessions on each topic.

The topics will be:

  • Introduction to Anti-Black racism and Intersectionality
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • SMART Goal Setting
  • Financial Literacy
  • Understanding Job Market Needs
  • Engaging in Your Community
  • Navigating Post-Secondary Education
  • Mental Wellness

1-on-1 Mentorship

Students will be paired with a mentor who has professional experience in the field of study they are interested in. There will be a 1:1 and group networking program where volunteer mentors will be paired to share relevant cultural and personal experiences. All of our mentors will self-identify as Black and offer a personalized and impactful experience for their mentees.


Academic Tutoring

Students will have the opportunity to receive tutoring support in any subject area that they need. They will be paired with a tutor, who will be able to provide 1:1 or small group instruction in the identified subject. This will be a complimentary service that accompanies program participation.


Students that participate in the program are eligible to receive a scholarship between $1,000.00 and $6,000.00.





Brampton, Ontario

Second Class

Start Date: September 25th, 2023

Registration Deadline: September 20th



Start Date: April 26, 2023

Registration Deadline: Closed


British Columbia

Start Date: May 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: Closed


Brampton, Ontario

Start Date: February 6, 2023

Registration Deadline: Registration is Closed

Northwest Territories

Start Date: May, 2023, TBD

Registration Deadline: Closed



Start Date: May 14th, 2023

Registration Deadline: Closed



Ottawa, Ontario

Start Date: April 26, 2023

Registration Deadline: Closed

Registration Now Closed

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