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Mentorship Program 

Supporting Children and Youth in and from

Canada's Child Welfare System

The Child and Youth Permanency Council of Canada, in partnership with ESDC’s Canada Service Corps, is delivering a mentorship program for children and youth in and from the Canadian child welfare system.

The Mentorship Program will support BIPOC youth, LGBTQ2S+ youth, youth living with disabilities, youth from low-income households or youth living with barriers to their socio-economic security.

Mentors participating in the program are generally older youth in and from the child welfare system between 25 to 30 years of age who will support younger youth (mentees/participants) between 15 - 24 years of age to deliver a service project.

CYPCC will offer a micro-grant of up to $5,000 to the lead mentee/participant to design a service project that meets the needs of their community.

The mentorship program ends March 2024.

Service projects could look like, but are not limited to:

• starting a community cupboard

• designing a mural

• developing a community garden

• hosting a cultural workshop (beading, blankets, etc.)

• starting a community newsletter, blog, podcast, etc.

• teaching a financial literacy workshop,

• hosting a community event

Youth participation in the mentorship program will help them establish safe, supportive, and nurturing relationships, develop life skills, meaningfully engage in their communities, and become effective agents of change.


Service projects led and designed by children and youth
in and from Canada's Child Welfare System


Upcoming Events 

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You're invited to be featured in our special youth in care led advocacy video that will showcase the powerful voices of those with lived experience in foster care. We want to hear about what makes you feel proud of yourself, in spite of all your life's hardships. 


There is no cost for participation, and as a thank you for your time, you will be provided with a tasty meal and free merchandise that was carefully designed to honour the resilience of youth in/from care. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the countless ways that you've been stronger than your story. Registration required.

February 10, 2024

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Past Events

Project Outsiders
Project Outsiders
Nov 16, 2023, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5, Canada
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Working with the Best Partners

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If you are interested in learning more about the mentorship program or our partners upcoming service project events.

Contact Us

Executive Director: Marlyn Wall   


Program Manager: Alisha Bowie


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