On Your Mark

On Your Mark
Tutoring and mentoring program


Est. 2001 by
Working Women Community Centre

The Portuguese community here is very active... There is always someone willing to help. Probably because people are not in their country – Sandra Emiliano.

The high rate of school dropout and academic underachievement among Portuguese-Canadian students in Toronto has been a systemic issue in this community since its inception. In response, members of the Portuguese community in Toronto launched the free tutoring and mentoring program On Your Mark in 2001. Its success has led it to expand its services to students from other Lusophone and Hispanic backgrounds.


Hora dos Portugueses