New Mentorship Program Dedicated to Black Youth

This morning, Starbucks Canada announced they will invest in the future of Canada’s Black Youth, creating a mentorship program together with the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) and the Canadian Mentoring Partnership (CMP).

"To access employment opportunities in the post-pandemic economy, we understand youth in Canada – especially black youth and those facing barriers – will have an even greater need to connect with mentors who can help them engage with prospective employers and the Canadian labour market,” says Stacey Dakin, Managing Director, Canadian Mentoring Partnership. She adds that through quality mentoring opportunities, the CMP is working to help youth develop an understanding of the practical job skills required to meet labour market demands and learn how to access opportunities aligned to their academic, career and life goals.

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