Building a Mentoring Movement in Canada

Canadian Mentoring Symposium 2020

Building a Mentoring Movement in Canada

Canadian Mentoring Symposium 2020

March 24 – 26, 2020

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Mentoring Partnership is bringing together leaders and stakeholders across academic, education, government, corporate and youth serving sectors for a 2-day thought leadership summit to ignite a mentoring movement in Canada.

Many youth grow up without a caring, supportive adult in their lives.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  

Mentoring can improve academic performance, school attendance, graduation rates, and self-esteem. A healthy and consistent mentoring relationship is key to helping young people set and achieve personal, academic, and employment goals, particularly for youth who are traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education and the labour market.

  • Participate in an MP Awareness Day on Parliament Hill
  • Discover the latest findings from Canada’s first-ever State of Mentoring research study 
  • Engage with leaders and experts in the mentoring field
  • Network and celebrate with industry leaders at the Power of Mentoring Dinner
  • Be part of establishing a Pan-Canadian Mentoring Strategy

Building a mentoring movement in Canada.

March 24

Day on the Hill1

Parliament Hill View in Google Maps

An MP Awareness Day on Parliament Hill is a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with Members of Parliament, Senators, and staff on key issues that impact them and their constituents and raise awareness and gain support for the work you or your organization do.

March 24

Canadian Mentoring Partnership Pre-Event Meet Up2

Lowertown Brewery View in Google Maps
5PM - 7:30PM

Kick off the mentorship movement in the Heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market at Lowertown Brewery. Join the Canadian Mentoring Partnership Tri-Chairs and sector leaders in a networking night, featuring local craft beer and food.

March 25 & 26

Canadian Mentoring Symposium

Ottawa Conference and Events Centre View in Google Maps
8:30AM - 5PM

The symposium will feature unique networking opportunities, inspired keynote presentations and thought-provoking panels. Join as we build momentum in the mentoring space and ignite powerful dialogues on:

  • Thought-Leadership: Engage in discussions to build a Pan-Canadian mentoring strategy.
  • Research: Learn about the state of mentoring in Canada, through presentations of the findings of Canada’s first-ever State of Mentoring Research Study.
  • Impact: Build a collective impact initiative with cross-sector influence and collaboration to scale and support quality mentoring programs across Canada.
  • Awareness: Strengthen the collective voice to advocate for mentoring young people in Canada and to increase access to mentors across the country.
  • Solutions: Influence systems change for how mentoring programs and organizations access resources, supports, training and research. Consider how technology can be used to develop and expand quality mentoring programs for distinct populations, remote communities and other groups.

March 25

Signature Evening: Power of Mentoring Dinner

Ottawa Conference and Events Centre View in Google Maps
6PM - 9PM

The Canadian Mentoring Partnership Founding Partners invite you to join them in a celebration of Mentoring Champions. This evening will feature industry stories and successes to propel us as a collective into inspired action that continues to build and strengthen Canada’s mentoring movement.

Building a mentoring movement in Canada.

  1. Note this day is not included in the ticket price.
  2. Note this evening is not included in the ticket price.