Youth don’t know how to find services — especially mentorship — online. We have a solution.

MENTOR Canada, in partnership with Find Help/211, United Way Centraide Canada, Magnet, and the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, is developing a tool to make finding supports much easier for young people — and there’s much other sectors could learn from it, too.

Why It Matters

Young people who are mentored are 53 percent more likely to report good mental health, and more than twice as likely to report a strong sense of belonging in their community. But a majority of young people surveyed by MENTOR Canada said they didn’t know how to find a mentor online.

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