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Mentor


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON

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DESCRIPTION

Prime Mentors of Canada is a charitable organization delivering a special virtual mentoring program to enhance the development of creative children by tapping into the wealth of experience, talents and skills of capable and caring adults, particularly retirees and university students. Mentors will guide a bright and creative grade 5-8 student aged 10-13 years old to complete an exciting self-chosen project through one-on-one mentoring for an hour each week for three to four months. When completed, proteges present the project to their class using a video-conferencing platform.  All mentoring during 2021 will be entirely virtual with student and mentor working together using a video-conferencing platform from the comfort of their own homes.

Mentors will be given an opportunity to select the student they wish to work with after reading outlines of several students' strengths and interests.  Mentors are needed immediately to start working with a student this winter.  Typically it will take from February to May to complete the mentoring experience, including the protege's project presentation.   

If you're interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Barbara Worth by email at primementor@primementorscanada.org  More information about Prime Mentors of Canada can be found on our website at www.primementorscanada.org

All successful applicants will be expected to complete a Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector.  Prime Mentors of Canada will help mentors complete the paperwork and will pay for the Police Check. 

Additional Information

All mentors are trained during an Zoom meeting orientation session which will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Ongoing support is provided throughout the program by Prime Mentors staff.

Required language

English

 

Transportation

Not applicable.  This is a virtual program with participants meeting over video-conferencing platforms.

Minimum age

18

 

Minimum hours per week

1 hour

 

Task requirements

Prospective mentors should be willing to be good role models and a source of inspiration.  Mentors should have a passion for children and their development and be willing to share their areas of expertise.  Our ideal mentor has a post-secondary education or is studying for one at present or has demonstrated a commitment to life long learning through the workplace and the pursuit of personal interests. Fluent verbal and written English skills are required.

Accessibility

The program takes place virtually using video-conferencing platforms.  The program is therefore very accessible.

For more information or to apply to become a Prime Mentor, please contact: 

Barbara Worth

Program Director

primementor@primementorscanada.org


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