Capturing the Mentoring Landscape

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

150 youth-serving organizations participated in the Canadian Survey of Youth Development and Mentoring Organizations between April and September 2020. 

The information you shared through this survey helped us to:

  • Establish national trend data on the scope and prevalence of mentoring for Canada’s young people;

  • Identify pressing gaps and challenges in programs and services;

  • Develop new resources, training, and tools to support programs and service providers;

  • Foster and unify a network of people and organizations that support youth mentoring in Canada;

  • Advocate for more public and private investment in youth mentoring.



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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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Raising the Profile of Mentoring

In our third and final 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.

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