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Connections Project


Connections Project

A new country can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be a big, scary place. As a Connections Project volunteer, you will be a role model, mentor and a friend to newcomer youth, helping with their adjustment to Canada.

Children enrolled in Connections Project are newcomer youth who need a friend and mentor, like you, to help them build the confidence they need to achieve their full potential.

Time Commitment

Volunteer mentors will be matched with elementary school children, and will visit at school for one hour, once a week, during the school year on school property (either before school, after school or during the lunch hour). Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.


Mentoring sessions will include fun, educational activities, games and a potential for homework help or open discussion. Mentees will practice English language skills, make new friends, learn more about Canada and most importantly — have fun.


“The Connections Project is like a building block to newcomers in a new country. It helps newcomer youth feel more comfortable with their new surroundings,” says Michael Boisvert, Program Coordinator. Meet Omar. Click here for his success story ...

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If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or donating to our mentoring programs, we welcome your questions. You can apply now or contact us.

Still not sure mentoring is right for you? Try our Online Orientation! 


We currently are incurring a long waitlist, and are in need of volunteer mentors.

  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Are you interested in positively benefitting the life of a child?
  • Do you have 2-3 hours a week to dedicate to a rewarding friendship?

Click here to apply to be a mentor today!