Your mentorship team may use our activities (see below) or work with your teacher lead and students to design your own program. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning activities. Ideas for mentoring activities Community promote youth leadership development experiences in the community engage in community volunteerism together offer opportunities for exposure to unfamiliar cultural and artistic events Life skills offer opportunities to improve social skills such as communication provide training in areas such as how to manage money help improve problem-solving skills and critical thinking Academic improve self-assessment of academic skills and areas of need for further education help students learn about university, college, apprenticeship options and scholarship opportunities offer workshops on post-secondary scholarship and bursaries application. Attachment available in English only. identify work readiness skills Career help students learn about career opportunities within and beyond business and accounting; for example, students might want to visit a physiotherapy clinic, a computer lab or an auto-body shop encourage students to continue educational, personal and professional development increase student awareness of career resources, networking opportunities and professional associations teach students how to access reliable information sources Workplace develop student understanding of your workplace and profession by discussing workplace rules, policies and procedures, work ethic issues, organizational culture, unwritten rules and social aspects explain your employer’s goals and discuss how each person contributes to the achievement of these goals, including by explaining your job responsibilities help students to see connections between classroom learning and the workplace encourage students to ask questions and follow their interests model behaviours that lead to workplace success, including respectful communication and cooperation with colleagues Activities Mentoring activities are determined by the CPA mentorship team, the school team and students, working together. The following tools and ideas can help your team get started. Speed intros is an ice breaker tool in which individual mentors and students spend 10-15 minutes getting to know each other before time is called and they move on to engage with the next person. (for programs with six or more students) [coming soon] Who am I? is a worksheet mentors and students can fill out separately and then discuss to learn more about each other and themselves. Getting to know the student is a worksheet containing 13 questions for students to fill out on their own so you can learn more about their likes, dislikes, strengths, challenges and career interests. Questions for students to ask mentors about working contains of a list of questions students can use to ask mentors about their work life and choice of career or profession. It may also help students gain confidence in asking other adults about their career choices. Career journeys is an interactive activity to do with your students. (Available in English only.) Student goals helps students set goals and objectives for the things they want to do or discover over the next several years in the areas of creativity, education, relationships, fitness, health and work. This worksheet sets the stage for keeping a record of accomplishments that you can work on together with students over time. 50 plus possible activities provides a comprehensive list of activities to do together. Project-based learning explains the benefits of defining a project to address a specific challenge, problem or dilemma and provides examples of successful projects that can provide an experience as robust as an internship. The game of life is a game where each student must choose on which path to start: college or career. The game has been updated with new careers chosen by kids. Managing your money is a booklet containing tools and tips to help you meet your goals. Please email us for copies. Resources for mentors Mentorship skills CPA Martin Mentorship Program Handbook – get full information on everything you need to know to be a mentor. CPA Martin Mentorship Program leave-behind brochure 20 Ways to Say, “You’re Great!” – positive reinforcement is a powerful motivator for encouraging others to feel good about their accomplishments and inspire them to continue making progress. Canada West Foundation – Encouraging Success: Ensuring Aboriginal Youth Stay in School Dusseldorp Skills Foundation –Young people and mentoring: Time for a national strategy Mentor.org – Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Alberta Mentoring Partnership – High School Team Mentoring: Handbook and Activity Book Indigenous Cultures 2019 Circles for Reconciliation - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission put forward 94 recommendations of things Canadians could do to work toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada. But what role do employers have in reconciliation? The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion is hosting Circles for Reconciliation across Canada from September to December. These circles will take participants through the commission’s recommendations related to the workplace, share locally relevant issues around Indigenous inclusion, and provide examples of ways employers can work toward meaningful reconciliation. Community of Practice: Circle for reconciliation September 16: Calgary AB September 25: Edmonton AB October 9: Vancouver BC October 16: Saskatoon SK October 17: Regina SK October 21: Victoria BC October 23: Winnipeg MB October 25: Montréal QC October 29: St. John's NL November 5: Halifax NS November 7: Fredericton NB November 8: Moncton NB November 14: Ottawa ON November 19: London ON November 21: Mississauga ON November 22: Kitchener ON November 26: Oshawa ON November 27: Toronto ON Hinterland Who's Who — this series of iconic public service announcements about Canadian wildlife releases a vignette on ravens in six Indigenous languages. CBC Massey Lectures series — All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward - prize-winning journalist Tanya Talaga (author of Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. (Available in English only.) Honoring Indigenous Peoples – HIP Annual Report 2018 (Available in English only). C.D. Howe Institute - Research: Pursuing Reconciliation: The Case for an Off-Reserve Urban Agenda. (Available in English only.) One House Many Nations: Building tiny homes to solve a national crisis – situated at the junction of the Opasquia and Saskatchewan Rivers, in Northern Manitoba, the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (or OCN), have come up with their own home-grown solution to a national housing crisis. Paul Kennedy makes a mid-winter visit to the reserve - - to see community members building the first small wooden house. (Available in English only.) Native Land – a website run by Victor Temranto of Mapster, a Vancouver-based tech start-up that creates interactive maps and mapping applications. Working with Indigenous communities and researching treaties, the website provides a map that shows the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples around the world. It is intended as a resource to help people understand the history of the land and prepare meaningful territorial acknowledgments. How the Mentoring Program Works (video available in English only) – Ontario Regional Coordinator Moira Burke talks about the Mentorship program, how it works and why it is so important Canadian Indigenous Culture Training – Truth and Reconciliation Edition Statistics Canada – Aboriginal Peoples Data Wheels Statistics Canada – Labour Market Experiences of First Nations people living off reserve Statistics Canada – Labour Market Experiences of Inuit Statistics Canada – Labour Market Experiences of Métis Statistics Canada - Employment of First Nations men and women living off reserve – This paper uses the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey to assess the employment characteristics of First Nations men and women, including occupation, industry and full-time/part-time employment. A number of other outcomes, influenced by these characteristics, are further explored, such as job satisfaction, skills, health, presence of disability, and measures of economic well-being such as food security. Statistics Canada - Employment characteristics of Métis women and men aged 25 to 54 in Canada – This paper uses the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey to assess the employment characteristics of Métis men and women. A number of other outcomes, influenced by these characteristics, are further explored, such as employment rates, employment income, education, occupation and employment types, economic instability, and self-reported mental health. Statistics Canada - Inuit participation in the wage and land-based economies in Inuit Nunangat – For Inuit, the term 'livelihood' encompasses work in the wage economy and in the labour that connects them with the land, their culture and their community. The results from the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey presented in this paper highlight how important it is to include land-based economy in any examination of the labour market. Furthermore, these findings suggest the need for policies and programs aimed at improving Inuit employment and related economic outcomes The Importance of Understanding Accounting and Finance (video available in English only) – CPA Martin Mentorship Program for Indigenous High School Students’ Advisory Committee member Terry Goodtrack, CEO of AFOA Canada, on the importance of Accounting and finance to the future prosperity of Indigenous Peoples and how AFOA and CPA are working together. Project of Heart – an inquiry based, hands-on, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada Martin Family Initiative – MFI Indigenous Educational Resources (Available in English only) Educationally-Based, Culturally-Sensitive, Theory-Driven Mentorship Intervention with At-Risk Native American Youth in South-Dakota: A narrative Review (Available in English only) Not My Territory: Perspectives From Urban Indigenous People Across Canada (Available in English only) Martin Family Initiative - Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Community of Practice - A series of videos using Indigenous knowledge and practice to develop mathematics skills. (Videos available in English only.) Beyond Shadows: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success - This paper addresses themes that emerged from the Canadian Teachers’ Federation July 2013 President’s Forum on First Nations, Métis and Inuit education. Strategies, programs and wise practices for holistic Indigenous student success in Canada are highlighted and discussed. (Available in English only.) Questions? Please email us.