Communications

Welcome to MENTOR Canada's Resource Library housing our communications documentation including mentoring awareness and event updates

Browse our collection of reports, factsheets, articles, and more.

Reports

 

 

E-mentoring

programs practices

research

E-mentoring: Key Topic Overview

This e-mentoring key topic overview contains some background information on e-mentoring, including its benefits and challenges, an overview of the current research in the field, and some principles and practices and guiding questions for e-mentoring programs.

Read: E-mentoring: Key Topic Overview

progress report

Building a Mentoring Movement in Canada: Progress Report March 2021

As a backbone initiative, MENTOR Canada plays a coordinating role in linking researchers, service providers, service recipients, funders and volunteers to achieve real collective impact. Learn more about what we have accomplished since June 2020.

Read: Building a Mentoring Movement in Canada: Progress Report March 2021

Reports

Marketing

Amplifying Mentoring Across Canada

Discover what our research has said on why mentoring matters and learn more on our COVID-19 response and recovery.

Read: Amplifying Mentoring Across Canada

youth mentoring recommendations

formal mentoring

informal mentoring

positive mentoring experiences

negative mentoring experiences

2021 - #CanadaWeWant Conference Report

This report presents the findings of the Building a Mentoring Movement in Canada theme team from the 2021 #CanadaWeWant Virtual Youth Conference held in March, 2021. This conference theme team focused on exploring mentorship and, specifically, looking at what mentorship means to youth across Canada. The facilitation team used the SCC’s Young Decision Makers (YDM) process to study and discuss mentorship. During these discussions, the team described the difference between formal and informal mentorship, positive and negative mentorship experiences, skills and characteristics of a mentor, and elements that they believe should be taken into consideration in a national mentoring movement.

Read2021 - #CanadaWeWant Conference Report

Factsheets

 

 

reports

marketing

Fact Sheet: Amplfying Mentoring Across Canada

Discover what our research has said on why mentoring matters and learn more on our COVID-19 response and recovery.

Read: Fact Sheet: Amplfying Mentoring Across Canada

Articles

 

 

BIPOC resources

January 2021: #MentoringMonth Calls for More Canadians to Step Up as Mentors.

In our 1st article featured in Windspeaker, we talk about how we are looking at building awareness with organizations, agencies, schools and stakeholders to promote and support mentoring for Indigenous children and youth.

Read: January 2021: #MentoringMonth calls more Canadians to step up as mentors

BIPOC resources

Mentoring has Various Forms and Countless Benefits for Both Mentees and Mentors

In our 2nd article featured in Windspeaker, we explain the difference between informal and formal mentoring, and how we can help you start your journey as a mentor.

Read: Mentoring has various forms and countless benefits for both mentees and mentors

BIPOC Resources

Edmonton-based Coyote Pride Program Seeking Additional Mentors

In our 3rd article published in Windspeaker, we talk about the urgent need for new mentors to assist the many children who are feeling the impacts of the pandemic, in particular the Coyote Pride Mentoring Program, an Indigenous Mentoring program seeking 20 new mentors for online mentoring programming.

Read: Edmonton-based Coyote Pride Program Seeking Additional Mentors

BIPOC Resources

Mentoring comes in Various Forms Providing Numerous Benefits

In our 4th article published in Windspeaker, MENTOR Canada provides an overview of it's Power of Mentoring events, and explains how we can expand these events to Indigenous organizations, Elder, Knowledge Keepers and private corporations as partners to grow the Indigenous Mentoring Movement.

Read: Mentoring comes in Various Forms Providing Numerous Benefits

Essays

 

 

digital divide

technology

barriers to employment

barriers to education

digital skills training 

Building the Bridge to Youth Success: Overcoming the Digital Divide

In May 2020, MENTOR Canada partnered with seven othert youth-focused organizations to identify the multi-facets of the digital divide that Canadian youth are currently facing, and how these barries are affecting their ability to stay engaged in education, employment, and their community. The importance of mentoring, the need for improved access to digital skills training and employment, and ensuring youth have a voice in designing solutions to bridge the digital divide, are consistent themes throughout each of the five essays.

Read: Building the Bridge to Youth Success: Overcoming the Digital Divide

Webinars

 

 

E-Mentoring Platform Reveal: MentorCity. At a time when many youth have limited connection because of COVID-19 and physical distancing, a new collaboration between MENTOR Canada and MentorCity is bringing a safe, no-fee, audio, video, and text-based mobile accessible, e-mentoring platform to young people across Canada. The app is fully bilingual (English and French), secure, hosted in Canada, and prioritize privacy protections. It is available on mobile devices and can accommodate one to one or multiple mentor/mentee experiences. Access to courses & mentoring activities are also available. Service providers will be able to access analytics, reports, and data to assist them in supporting these virtual experiences.