Frequently Asked Questions


Mentors must be willing to commit to monthly contacts with their mentee.

Mentors develop strong leadership skills, help provide Indigenous students with resources to transition into post secondary education or the work force. They also learn about the unique challenges Indigenous students face.

Mentors help students meet the challenges of education and the work place. Mentorship provides role models. Many Indigenous students are the first members of their family to attend post secondary school or to enter sectors of the workforce, which lack strong Indigenous representation. Mentorship enables students to bridge these challenges.

Yes, training is provided for mentors and mentees who receive ongoing support from the staff.

Indigenous post-secondary students can be mentors, mentees or both in the Rivers program. We welcome career professionals from diverse backgrounds to be mentors in the post-secondary to workforce mentorship stream.