1000 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba204-272-2962info@manitobamentors.ca

Connecting Learning and Work

Manitoba Mentors supports career development in the schools by coordinating events to provide career awareness opportunities for students. By attending industry tours, school presentations and informational interviews, students can acquire first-hand information about the realities of the world of work.

Manitoba Mentors was recommended by the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council (PEAC). In meeting with business and community leaders, it was recognized that there is a need to better engage and support Manitoba’s youth. The concept for Manitoba Mentors – Connecting Learning and Work – is a result of those discussions. Manitoba Mentors will be an additional resource for interested schools and youth serving organizations. Participation in the program will be driven by the availability of participating employers.

Who We Serve

students Young people from across the province who want to prepare for their futures
employers Employers who want to contribute to their communities while connecting with prospective employees
school Schools looking to engage and inspire students with real-time work experience
youth-agency Youth agencies that want to help young people transition into the working world
info Parents who want more information about the options and opportunities available to their children


>> Participating Schools.

All activities occur during school hours only and students are covered through the Universal Student Accident Insurance Plan. Each stream has an application process. You can download an application from our website found under “Resources” or you can contact us at 204-272-2962 to have one emailed to you. Any pictures taken during Manitoba Mentors activities can be used for our social media/marketing promotions.



How It Works
Manitoba Mentors, in partnership with schools and the business community, offers three streams of participation:

Informational Interview Host

Employers can host a student (or students) to conduct an interview based on similar career interests. A mini tour and job shadowing can be included for added value. This option applies to Grade 11 _ 12 students only.

Industry Tours

Employers host a tour to provide an overview of their business, discuss skills, education, and career opportunities. A hands-on activity can be included for added value.

School Presenters

Employers can apply to our Speaker’s Bureau to present in the classroom, at school career fairs or panel presentations.