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Programs & Services

Recreation & Leisure: Mentorship

Youth Supporting Others

A Mentor is:

  • a youth between the ages of 16 and 29
  • a client or former client
  • a trained person who helps others in their successes and challenges that they encounter in their lives
  • a person who is caring, unbiased, unprejudiced and shows support for others
  • a person trained to facilitate the actions of others and encourage them to make their own decisions

A Mentee:

  • is a Child or Youth over 8 years of age, who wants to benefit from the experiences of a mentor

Why Mentor?

  • “Mentors were not available when I was younger so I think there is a lot of information we can give kids to help them through difficult and every day stuff.”
  • “I want to become more independent by helping others.”
  • “To give children a chance to better their lives and to assist them to reach and achieve their goals.”
  • “To help kids realize how capable they actually are.”
  • “To learn from the kids.”
  • “I will be able to add this experience to my resume.”

Mentor Training

Topics discussed:

  • Communication
  • Friendships
  • Self awareness
  • Goal setting
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Values
  • Confidentiality
  • Decision making

Mentorship Newsletter (PDF: 389 KB)

Applications Forms

Mentor training dates are Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bloorview Kids Rehab, starting October 11 to December 13. Contact Danielle Svec for more info.


Danielle Svec
416-425-6220, extension 3204
E-mail: dsvec at bloorview dot ca *(see Note below)

*Note: Copy the above e-mail address into the To field of your e-mail message and reconstruct the e-mail address by removing the spaces and replacing the “at” and “dot” with the proper symbols (@ and .) respectively.

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