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 44 virtual Power of Mentoring events since February 2020, 1517 youth have connected to 1040 mentors. And those numbers are growing weekly.
Stay tuned for upcoming Power of Mentoring Events in 2022
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.
Stay tuned for upcoming Indigenous Power of Mentoring Events for 2022!
AVAILABLE TO THE THE PUBLIC
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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