Online Mentee Training Now Available!
This online training resource is designed to introduce the concept of mentoring to children.
Children are taken through 5 modules:
1. What is a mentor? What is a mentee?
2. Getting to know your mentor
3. Let’s be safe and have good boundaries
4. My strengths
5. All about me
An adult mentor avatar guides children through the roles and characteristics of a mentor, examples of mentoring relationships, stages of a relationship, goal setting, match closure, child safety, boundaries, strengths, and a general description of mentoring programs. This tool is suitable for a variety of programs and organizations. The tool highlights the importance of the mentee and mentor learning
about each other. Children can build a story about themselves called ‘All About Me.’ This story includes
information on the mentee’s favourite things, goals for the mentoring relationship, and personal strengths.
For additional information and instructions on how to access the training, visit:
Helping mentees get the most out of mentoring!
Media Literacy Week
This November 4 to 8, 2013, students, educators, parents and community organizations across the country will join in marking Canada’s 8th annual Media Literacy Week. The initiative, which is hosted by MediaSmarts (formerly Media Awareness Network) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF), aims to raise awareness of the importance of media literacy and digital literacy in the education of children and youth.
The official theme of the week: “What’s Being Sold: Helping Kids Make Sense of Marketing Messages”, will encourage educators and parents to talk to children and teens about the marketing they encounter on a daily basis.
Please visit www.medialiteracyweek.ca for information on how you can get involved!
Celebrating 100 Years of Mentoring Youth in Canada: Innovative Partnerships, Practice and Research
How can you be involved?
1. Visit the National Mentoring Symposium website for more information and to register:
2. Encourage youth ages 15 – 22 to attend the Youth Forum.
25 youth will be selected to attend with all costs associated with travel and conference attendance covered by grants from our generous sponsor.
The application deadline has been extended to October 8, 2013.
Click here to download the application and information package.