York University received a three-year grant in 2008 to launch a peer-to-peer mentoring program for students with Asperger’s syndrome. This mentoring program offers renewed hope for students with Asperger and others mental health challenges. Asperger Syndrome is an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), although Asperger’s Syndrome can be first detecting in childhood, many individuals are not diagnosed until well into adolescence or adulthood.
Canada InfoNet is an online forum providing mentoring and access to resources and other services that help internationally educated, business and trades people integrate into Canadian society and find jobs in their chosen profession.
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) received a three-year grant in 2009 to support and expand its Newcomer Entrepreneur Program in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver. The CYBF Newcomer Entrepreneur Program provides specialized resources and support to young entrepreneurs who are new to Canada. CYBF is a national charity dedicated to championing tomorrow’s entrepreneurial nation-builders.
Self-mentoring is a term Dr. Adam Lodzinski has used over the past ten years through his work with individuals undergoing career transition. In essence, self-mentoring is the art of stepping back in order to look within and thereby navigate change from the inside-out.
The Kocihta eMentorship pilot will help close Canada’s Indigenous education and employment gap by increasing the confidence of Indigenous youth and empowering them to pursue a career that unites with their passions and skills.
Topics covered include: Effectiveness of mentoring, e-mentoring, mentoring systems,
Mentoring Canada, is a not-for-profit informational site that provides resources and training to mentoring organizations and other charities. Mentoring Canada’s primary focus is to promote and support mentoring initiatives in communities across Canada.
Mentoring facilitates a connection between a skilled immigrant and an established Canadian professional in the same or related occupation.
The Mennonite New Life Centre received a two-year grant in 2010 to support its Mentoring Internationally Trained Counsellors project. This model offers professional mentoring and supervised work experience to internationally trained psychologists and counsellors, while also mobilizing their skills and experience to meet critical mental health needs in newcomer communities. The Mennonite New Life Centre is a multi-cultural settlement agency that supports newcomer families from diverse cultural backgrounds to participate and contribute in all aspects of Canadian life: social, economic, cultural and political.
Vancouver Island University Vancouver Island University received a one-year grant from the Counselling Foundation of Canada in 2008 to support the costs associated with running their Mentorship Outreach Program. This initiative is designed to capture the interest, excitement and active involvement of students from non-traditional backgrounds. Vancouver Island University is a public, degree-granting institution that offers both university and college programs.