Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit

This Girls Group Mentoring Toolkit provides the tools, resources and support to create, implement, deliver and evaluate a quality group mentoring program for girls, ages 9-13, in your community. The Toolkit is intended to be used in a range of communities, and can be adapted to the unique values, needs, strengths and challenges that each community encompasses.

Additional Resources: Training

Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) Online Mentor Training
This online training for mentors provides an overview of some of the core concepts of mentoring and what it means to be a mentor. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, and includes the course on mentoring, a quiz and a completion certificate.
http://albertamentors.ca/for-mentoring-organizations/training-mentors/

AMP Strength-Based Mentoring Resources  
AMP offers a variety of resources that highlight strength-based mentoring, including a Practice Guide for Organizations, a Practice Guide for Mentors and a Practice Guide for Classrooms and Schools.
http://albertamentors.ca/for-mentoring-organizations/strength-based-practice/

Building Blocks of Quality Mentoring Programs
Mentoring Canada outlines the tasks, topics and format for training mentors.
http://www.mentoringcanada.ca/training/Mentors/Modules/3_3_training.html

Building Relationships: A Guide for New Mentors
This resource is designed to give practitioners a set of tools and ideas that can be used to build quality mentoring programs, including ready-to-use mentor training modules.
http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_345.pdf

In Person Training Framework
When used in addition to the AMP Online Mentor Training, this framework will give mentors an overall training to prepare them for their role as a mentor. It allows individuals and organizations to assess where the information would be best delivered and in what setting.
http://albertamentoringpartnership.cirrusvps.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/InPerson_Training.pdf

Mentoring Fact Sheet: A Mentors Guide to Youth Development
Gives an overview of positive youth development and how a mentors can strengthen a youth as they develop.
http://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/resources/factsheet15.pdf

Mentor Event Training Toolkit
This Toolkit provides a framework and supplementary resources for hosting a mentor training event. It provides guidelines for planning and hosting an event that equips mentors with the training and tools to become successful mentors.
http://www.albertamentors.ca/training/mentor-training-event-toolkit/

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota: For Mentees: Preparing for a Mentoring Relationship http://www.mpmn.org/resources/menteeresources.aspx

Stepping Stones: A Resource on Youth Development
A resource by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services that provides up-to-date research and information about youth development to guide the delivery of high quality supports and services for youth aged 12−25.
http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/youthopportunities/steppingstones/youth_policy.aspx


Contact: mentoringgirls(at)canadianwomen.org