National Youth Mentoring Survey

MENTOR Canada is 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.

The survey is now officially closed. Results will be available in the Fall.

The research is being conducted by SRDC, a nationally recognized non-profit research organization, on behalf of MENTOR Canada with support from Employment and Social Development Canada and Bank of Montreal Financial Group.


Who should respond to the survey? 

Youth living in Canada between the ages of 18-30, including Indigenous, Francophone, LGBTQ, immigrant and refugee youth, as well as young people who have been in care or who are not currently in employment, education or training.

Is prior mentoring experience a requirement?

No. We want to hear from a cross-section of people, including those who have been mentored (formally or informally) and those who have no prior exposure to mentoring.

How long will the survey be live?

The survey link is live now! We expect to be in the field for four weeks.

Will the results be shared publicly?

Yes. MENTOR Canada will share the results of this research in 2020.

Is this confidential?

Yes. All survey responses are anonymous.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Email or contact us by phone at 1-800-263-9133 ext. 62

Do I have to complete the survey to enter into the draw?

Completing the survey is not a requirement to enter into the draw. See contest rules for alternate entry details [Contest Rules]. A mathematical skill testing question must be correctly answered to win. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries. Survey and contest end July 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Canadian Survey of Youth Development and Mentoring Organizations

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

Learn more