Start Right
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Life after high school offers an exciting new chapter. But, this period of change can also present significant challenges for even the most talented and well-supported of students. Our program helps high schoolers build the skills, self confidence, knowledge, and support networks to ‘start right’ as they begin their next stage.

  • 4/5 current post-secondary students felt they hadn’t developed the health and stress management skills they needed for post-secondary [1]
  • 65% of students reported experiencing overwhelming anxiety in the previous year (up from 58% in 2013) [2]
  • 1/6 university students drop out in their first year [3]
  • 67% of Canadian students (university) graduate with debt, at an average amount of $25,000, [4] which takes on average 10+ years to pay off
  • Over 50% of todays jobs will be affected by automation in the next 10 years [5]
  1. Academica Forum, 2016: How do we better support students in times of transition?>
  2. Council of Ontario Universities, 2017: In it Together: Taking Action on Student Mental Health
  3. Toronto Star, 2009: 1/6 Students Won’t Make the Grade
  4. Global News, 2017: 77% of Canadian graduates have regrets about student debt: poll
  5. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019, Future Launch Program Website

Ask Us Anything Results

Our network of College/ University students are sharing their real life stories to help answer students questions.

Applying to Post-Secondary

Housing: Residence Life

Social Life and Health

Workload and Expectations

Get Involved

Start Right provides live workshops, online resources, and personal mentorship delivered by current Post-Secondary student volunteers to help High Schoolers thrive through transitions.

High Schools

Make conenctions with local high schools!

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University Campus

Join a SOS chapter near you!

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Organize A Workshop

SOS has designed three workshops designed by students, for students, to cover a variety of key topics needed to make a successful transition to College and University life. We’re calling on students, parents, and teachers who want to help bring the workshops to their schools.

Workshop Overview Interest Form

Volunteer On Campus

Becoming a Start Right Facilitator is your chance to be part of the SOS community, help other students following in your footsteps, and develop valuable presentation and facilitation skills.

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