Fuel the passion. Leave an impact.
By becoming a mentor with the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), you can use your breadth of knowledge and experience to help a young entrepreneur get their start-up business off the ground.
CYBF’s industry-leading mentoring program hand-matches experienced business professionals with young entrepreneurs.
Share your expertise
Whether you own a business or work in the corporate, non-profit or government sectors, sharing your skills and knowledge can help a young entrepreneur launch and grow their business, and turn their dream into a reality.
Consider the experience and skills you could share in:
|Business Planning||Finance||Human Resources|
What to expect
|1||Complete an online application form and attach your resume and/or your LinkedIn profile.|
|2||A CYBF representative will contact you to answer any questions, tell you more about the role and conduct a short telephone interview.|
|3||You will be introduced to the online learning provided by our Mentor-in-Residence.|
|4||Once you’ve been hand-matched with an entrepreneur, together you will complete Ment2BTM, CYBF’s online orientation program, which helps establish a foundation for your working relationship.|
|5||You will then meet regularly over the next two years (with some flexibility), usually for 4-5 hours per month.|
What our mentors say…
|“I never expected to gain so much for being a mentor. I thought I was going to do the giving. Being a CYBF mentor is one of the smartest things I have ever done!”|
|“Mentoring for CYBF has been a life-changing experience for me… so in short, mentoring helped me make a big career move.”|
|“My role as a mentor is to be supportive, to help with problem-solving, and to be there to help address the next challenge. I enjoy sharing my experiences and watching my mentee’s business take on a life of its own.”|