A caring adult can make a difference in the life of any young man or woman. Mentorship connects youth with role models and a support network that isn’t always available at home or at school. Mentorship also develops leadership skills and qualities in young people so they can become their own advocates.

Watch our interviews with Canadian experts to learn more about mentorship programs and their impacts on Canadian youth.


Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the oldest and largest mentorship programs in Canada. In this video, hear Big Brother of the year Yusuf and his Little, Tejai share their experiences with mentorship in the Big Brothers program.


Harpreet Gill & Chris Blackwood

Harpreet Gill and Chris Blackwood lead the Citizen Empowerment Project in Toronto’s Jane and Finch community. Harpreet and Chris mentor dozens of youth through civic engagement projects.