This story is in partnership with MENTOR Canada.
The mental health impacts of the pandemic are real — especially on youth.
Health care professionals, educators and youth-serving organizations are all reporting a massive increase in demand for youth mental health supports and programs. In Budget 2021, the Federal Government recognized the high price youth have paid during COVID-19 and committed that no youth be left behind. Without a targeted and timely response, we risk leaving an entire generation behind.
To ensure youth recover from the pandemic, the social impact sector needs to unleash the power of mentoring. While there’s been a need for mentors since long before the pandemic began, mentoring is an intentional response to the youth mental health crisis and should be a key component of our post-pandemic recovery plan. Young
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