Unleash the Power of Mentoring

What is the Power of Mentoring?

The Power of Mentoring Campaign is a series of virtual and in-person networking and skill-building experiences designed to support youth ages 18-24. These events connect youth with mentors, prospective employers and the Canadian labour market.

Youth gain an understanding of the practical job skills required to meet labour market demands, develop an awareness of the future of work and learn how to access opportunities aligned to their academic, career and life goals.

Each Power of Mentoring event will include facilitated career mentoring conversations in small and large groups plus skill building activities focused on networking, communications, goal setting, and personal branding.

Did you know?

Over the course of the pandemic, MENTOR Canada has partnered with employers from across Canada, including Deloitte, Starbucks, RBC and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to connect over 1500 young people to potential mentors. Through our 29 virtual Power of Mentoring events since February 2020,  847 youth have connected to 755 mentors. And those numbers are growing weekly.

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Upcoming Power of Mentoring Events with RBC NextGen and Future Launch

MANITOBA, SASKATCHEWAN & NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO: Virtual Career Mentoring Event in partnership with RBC NextGen & Future Launch

MENTOR Canada is teaming up with RBC's Future Launch and NextGen teams to host a virtual career mentoring event called Learning with Leaders as part of the Power of Mentoring Campaign across Canada.

On July 14 from 12:00-1:30pm ET, we will engage RBC employee volunteers with young leaders ages 18+ in an experience designed to expand networks, skills, and access to career building opportunities. Our event agenda includes:

  • Welcome and overview of program
  • Skill building activity 
  • Small group career mentoring discussions
  • Large group discussion on career preparation
  • Resource sharing

MENTOR Canada will provide career mentoring resources in advance to support mentors and mentees. If you have any questions, please contact the event manager Daniel Horgan.

REGISTRATION

RBC employee volunteers register here.

Youth register here.

OTTAWA & NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO: Virtual Career Mentoring Event in partnership with RBC NextGen & Future Launch

MENTOR Canada is teaming up with RBC's Future Launch and NextGen teams in Ottawa and NE Ontario to host a virtual career mentoring event called Learning with Leaders as part of the Power of Mentoring Campaign across Canada.

On August 11 from 2:00-3:30pm ET, we will engage RBC employee volunteers with young leaders ages 18+ in an experience designed to expand networks, skills, and access to career building opportunities.

Our event agenda includes:

  • Welcome and overview of program
  • Skill building activity 
  • Small group career mentoring discussions
  • Large group discussion on career preparation
  • Resource sharing

MENTOR Canada will provide career mentoring resources in advance to support mentors and mentees. If you have any questions, please contact the event manager Daniel Horgan.

REGISTRATION

SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO: Virtual Career Mentoring Event in partnership with RBC NextGen & Future Launch

MENTOR Canada is teaming up with RBC's Future Launch and NextGen teams to host a virtual career mentoring event called Learning with Leaders as part of the Power of Mentoring Campaign across Canada.

On September 23 from 1:00-2:30pm ET, we will engage RBC employee volunteers with young leaders ages 18+ in an experience designed to expand networks, skills, and access to career building opportunities. Our event agenda includes:

  • Welcome and overview of program
  • Skill building activity 
  • Small group career mentoring discussions
  • Large group discussion on career preparation
  • Resource sharing

MENTOR Canada will provide career mentoring resources in advance to support mentors and mentees. If you have any questions, please contact the event manager Daniel Horgan.

REGISTRATION

RBC employee volunteers register here.

Youth register here.

ALBERTA: Virtual Career Mentoring Event in partnership with RBC NextGen & Future Launch

MENTOR Canada is teaming up with RBC's Future Launch and NextGen teams to host a virtual career mentoring event as part of the Power of Mentoring Campaign across Canada. On October 26 from 3:00-4:30pm MT, we will engage RBC employee volunteers with young leaders ages 18+ in an experience designed to expand networks, skills, and access to career building opportunities.

 Our event agenda includes:

  • Welcome and overview of program
  • Pathways & Perspectives panel discussion with RBC leaders
  • Group-based skill development activities with mentors and young leaders focused on communications, collaboration, and critical/creative thinking
  • Event debrief and resource sharing

MENTOR Canada will provide career mentoring resources in advance to support mentors and mentees. If you have any questions, please contact the event manager Daniel Horgan.

REGISTRATION

Youth & RBC employee volunteers register here.

ATLANTIC: Virtual Career Mentoring Event in partnership with RBC NextGen & Future Launch

MENTOR Canada is teaming up with RBC's Atlantic Future Launch and NextGen teams to host a virtual career mentoring event called Learning with Leaders as part of the Power of Mentoring Campaign across Canada.

On October 14 from 1:00-2:30pm ADT | 12:00-1:30pm ET, we will engage RBC employee volunteers with young leaders ages 18-30 in an experience designed to expand networks, skills, and access to career building opportunities. Our event agenda includes:

  • Welcome and overview of program
  • Skill building activity 
  • Small group career mentoring discussions
  • Large group discussion on career preparation
  • Resource sharing

 REGISTRATION

MENTOR Canada will provide career mentoring resources in advance to support mentors and mentees. If you have any questions, please contact the event manager Daniel Horgan

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Virtual Career Mentoring Event in partnership with RBC NextGen & Future Launch

MENTOR Canada is teaming up with RBC's Future Launch and NextGen teams from the BC region to host a virtual career mentoring event called Learning with Leaders as part of the Power of Mentoring Campaign across Canada.

On November 17 from 4:00-5:30pm PT, we will engage RBC employee volunteers with young leaders ages 18-30 in an experience designed to expand networks, skills, and access to career building opportunities.

Our event agenda includes:

  • Welcome and overview of program
  • Skill building activity focused on personal branding and networking
  • Small group career mentoring discussions
  • Large group discussion on career preparation
  • Resource sharing

 REGISTRATION

MENTOR Canada will provide career mentoring resources in advance to support mentors and mentees. If you have any questions, please contact Lee Cameron.

GTA: Virtual Career Mentoring Event in partnership with RBC NextGen & Future Launch

MENTOR Canada is teaming up with RBC's Future Launch and NextGen teams to host a virtual career mentoring event as part of the Power of Mentoring Campaign across Canada.

On November 30 from 12:00-1:30pm ET, we will engage RBC employee volunteers with young leaders ages 18+ in an experience designed to expand networks, skills, and access to career building opportunities.

Our event agenda includes:

  • Welcome and overview of program
  • Fireside chat and Q&A with RBC Executive Leader
  • Small group career mentoring discussions focused on career planning and preparation
  • Event debrief and resource sharing

 REGISTRATION

MENTOR Canada will provide career mentoring resources in advance to support mentors and mentees. If you have any questions, please contact Lee Cameron at MENTOR Canada.

About RBC NextGen

Our mission is to empower young professionals to contribute to the organization’s business priorities, foster collaboration and support the communities we serve. We do this by supporting NextGen local chapters across the country through our core pillars of focus: Capabilities, Connection, Community.

About RBC Future Launch

We see a Future in your Future: The future of work may be changing, but we know you have the potential, the ambition and power to impact the world around you. That’s why we created RBC Future Launch, a program that increase your access to skill development, networking, work experience, mental well-being supports and services. Empowering you for the jobs of tomorrow.

Make an impact.

Mentoring relationships – both formal and informal – are powerful in that they broaden perspectives, increase opportunities and strengthen communities – for everyone.  All Canadian youth, especially those disconnected from education, employment and/or training, should have access to people that support them in achieving their academic, career and life goals.

Among youth who are mentored:

  • 17% are more likely to be employed

  • 13% have higher earnings

  • 50% are more likely to volunteer

  • Over 45% achieve senior leadership positions

Indigenous Power of Mentoring Events

Indigenous Power of Mentoring seeks to support Indigenous Young Leaders as a whole, through an event that integrates all aspects of the Medicine Wheel – spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. Indigenous Young Leaders will take part in career mentoring conversations that will focus on expanding networks, enhancing employment skills and increasing access to job opportunities.

We are thrilled to have hosted our first Indigenous Power of Mentoring event this past month in partnership with Deloitte and Indspire. Indigenous Young Leaders engaged Deloitte leaders in a fireside chat focused on their journey to employment and career success. Stay tuned for insights from this event!

Interested in hosting an Indigenous Power of Mentoring event as part of your Reconciliation plan? Get in touch with us. 

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Below you can access our Indigenous Power of Mentoring Resource Guides that can be shared with Indigenous Youth seeking Career Mentoring Advice. Enjoy and share widely!

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Tips to consider when having a Career Conversation

Finding Your Next Mentor

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