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Reading Mentoring

OPTIONS: One-to-One and Team Mentoring
MENTORS: Student, Adult & Senior/Retiree Volunteers
MENTEES: Primary school students; ages 5-10 years
PLACE: School-based
COMMITMENT: One hour a week for at least a school year

The programme matches individuals and teams of (older) adults and students with primary school children to build positive relationships and strengthen their literacy skills. It utilizes mentors’ experience, knowledge and understanding to provide additional support to students in school and strengthen ties between generations.


Reading, playing board games, arts and crafts

Benefits to Mentors

  • Requests for your weekend and evening time are limited
  • Free summers
  • Free holidays

Benefits to Mentees

A mentor who…

  • listens to you read
  • shares their stories
  • makes reading fun
  • sees your strengths and helps build on them
  • understands you have a unique place in the world

Mentor Training

Yes, training is required and provided for mentors.

Application Process

Step 1: Application – Complete application and questionnaire
Step 2: Police Check – Complete form and submit with copy of identification
Step 3: Training
Step 4: Matching/Orientation

Shana Bean
Relationship Manager 

D 297-5404