Hello and welcome to the CHEERS Mentorship Program application.
Please review the information on this site about our volunteer eligibility and expectations.
All your personal information will be kept confidential.
Please select the statement that best describes you

I am a young person between 14 and 21 years old who is currently in the care of a Children's Aid Society.

I am a young person between 21 and 35 years old who has experience with transitioning from the care of a Children's Aid Society to independence.

I am a community member seeking to mentor a young adult (ages 21-30) from care

None of the above

Unfortunately, at this moment we only have mentors for young people in and from the child welfare system who live in the GTA.
We're happy to share some other mentorship programs if you give us a call.

Please tell us your name *

What is your phone number? *

What is your address?
(don't forget to mention what city you live in) *

What is the best way to contact you? *

Which of the following best describes your racial or ethnic group? *

Do you speak a language other than English?
If so, what language? *

Are you willing to undergo a vulnerable sector police check?

Have you participated in a mentorship program before?
If so, tell us about it.

Tell us a little about yourself: Don’t forget to mention the academic and life experiences that have helped you develop important skills and contributed to your success.  
We are also interested in hearing about your hobbies and interests as this will help us with the matching process.

What are some of the things that you can see a Mentor helping you with?

Examples: choosing the right programs at school, apartment hunting, having difficult conversations etc.
Please tell us about the specific skills and experiences would like to share with youth who are preparing to transition to independence.

Tell us about your academic journey and goals

Tell us about your career goals

What do you foresee as potential challenges of being in a mentoring relationship?

What motivates you to become a mentor?

*Are you willing to meet our program requirement of:
1. Meeting in person at least once a month
2. Connecting virtually (phone, text, email etc.) about once a week *

Please tell us about your previous volunteer experience. Don’t forget to tell us also if you have experience volunteering with young people.

Tell us about aspects of your personality 

What is your Social Worker's name and contact information?

Is there anything else you would like to share with us that will help provide the best possible match?

Example: require special accommodations, are a parent etc.
We can't wait to read your application.
Please give us some time to call you in for an interview.
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