December 13, 2023
Unpacking the Mentoring Gap
Mentor Canada and MENTOR (USA) are dedicated to closing the Mentoring Gap.
But how do we define the Mentoring Gap? What does research across both nations reveal about it and about how to tackle it?
Join Véronique Church-Duplessis, director of research and evaluation (Mentor Canada) and Mike Garringer, senior director of research and quality (MENTOR) for a conversation which will take a closer look at the multiple dimensions of the mentoring gaps, such as the lack of access to the right mentors at the right time, and about strategies to better meet young people’s complex mentoring needs.
As the Senior Director of Research and Evaluation for MENTOR, Mike Garringer oversees original research projects, as well as those related to the translation of mentoring research into program practice. Garringer has worked in the mentoring and education fields for over 17 years, primarily on training and technical assistance projects serving federally- or state-funded mentoring programs.
As Director of Research and Evaluation for Mentor Canada, Véronique Church-Duplessis conducts research to allow funders and programs to make informed decisions based on new and relevant knowledge. She also supports the development of tools and resources which allow practitioners to make evidence-informed decisions to improve young people’s access to quality mentoring opportunities.