Mentors provide one-on-one wrap-around guidance and support for participants. General responsibilities of a mentor include:
- Provide support to a cohort of 10-12 participants.
- Supporting youth to set learning objectives, and to help them recall and apply their training.
- Acting as a liaison with employers during their summer placements.
- Helping to coordinate program events.
If you are currently attending post-secondary school, and are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the Youth Futures Mentorship Coordinator
Mentors must be attending post-secondary education and interested in:
- Acquiring or improving their leadership, communication,
and conflict resolution skills
- Enhancing their work experience
- Securing employment throughout the school year
To be eligible for participation, applicants must:
- Be enrolled in post-secondary education
- Demonstrate interest in mentoring youth
- Be eligible to work in Canada
- Have a Social Insurance Number or valid work permit
- Complete an online application
- First Aid and CPR training an asset
- High Five training an asset
Applicants must complete and online application and participate in an interview with the Youth Futures program team. Recruitment and hiring for mentors typically happens in December prior to the start of the program.