The State of Mentoring in Canada

Start-end date: July 2019 - November 2021
Sponsor: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

SRDC is designing, implementing, and analyzing a large-scale research project around the state of mentoring in Canada. Work includes mapping the mentoring experiences of young people and capturing the landscape of mentoring programs/services in Canada. The study includes the first ever nationally-representative survey of young people’s perspectives on mentoring in Canada and a survey of adult mentors and potential mentors. It also takes stock of the prevalence, practices, and scope of youth mentoring programs across Canada with a comprehensive literature and landscape review shaped by conversations with a variety of representatives within the youth development field. Mentor Canada has published early reports, and more detailed investigations of the collected data will continue through the summer of 2021.