Raising the Profile of Mentoring

During this study, we explored adults' views about youth mentoring as well as their interest and capacity to become mentors to young people outside of their immediate family.

Between September and November 2020, 3,500 adults in Canada participated in a nationally representative online survey.





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Interactive data dashboard now available: explore detailed results about adults’ opinions on youth mentoring from our research study Raising the Profile of Mentoring.

With this new data dashboard available on our website, you can explore the 3 major research questions in detail from our research study Raising the Profile of Mentoring by refining data with respondents' demographic characteristics.

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Capturing the Mentoring Landscape

Mentor Canada also conducted a sector survey to understand the prevalence, practices and scope of mentoring programs in Canada.

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Mapping the Mentoring Gap

Mentor Canada also conducted the first pan-Canadian study exploring young people’s access to caring, supportive people – or mentors – when they were aged 6-18, and whether such relationships influenced different parts of their lives. The goal of the survey was to understand whether youth mentoring needs are being met.

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