Canadian Survey of Youth Development and Mentoring Organizations

MENTOR Canada is conducting a sector survey to understand the prevalence, practices and scope of mentoring programs in Canada. 

We need your help! We are looking for organizations that offer youth development and mentoring programs and services in Canada. 

Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey.

Complete the survey

To help organizations collect the data needed for the survey, click here to obtain a printable version of the survey. If you would rather complete the survey offline, you can mail or email a completed survey to:

Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC)
c/o Dr. Christina Hackett
55 Murray Street, suite 400
Ottawa, ON K1N 5M3

The information you share through this survey will help 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.

By completing the survey, you will be entered into a contest to win one of five $1000 cash prizes for your organization or program. Our early bird incentive deadline has been extended. Complete the survey by June 19, 2020 and you will receive one additional entry into the draw. The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to September 4, 2020.


Is my program or organization eligible to participate?

Are you an organization or service provider in Canada? This includes non-profits, schools/school boards, postsecondary institutions, government agencies, employers.

Do you serve youth between the ages of 6-29?

Do you offer programs, services or supports that foster the development of positive relationships between youth and adults and/or their peers This includes in-person or online/web-based.

Does your program or service focus on one or more youth development domains?

If you answer YES to any of these questions, we’d love to hear from you!

How does the contest work?

Complete the survey and your organization will be entered in the draw to win one of five $1000 prizes. Complete the survey before the early bird deadline (June 19, 2020) and your organization will receive one additional entry into the draw, giving your organization a total of two chances to win. Individuals are not eligible for the prizes. Maximum of one prize per organization. 

When will I receive the survey report and results?

We expect to share the survey report and results in late Fall 2020.

Will the report include provincial or regional data?

Assuming high response rates, MENTOR Canada plans to produce and share national as well as provincial/territorial or local results you can use to advocate for your program.

National Youth Mentoring Survey

MENTOR Canada is also conducting 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 is to understand whether youth mentoring needs are being met.

Learn more