Toolkit on Effective Mentoring for Youth
Facing Barriers to Success

Best practices and resources to build, strengthen, evaluate and sustain effective mentoring programs for youth considered at high-risk of under education, unemployment, homelessness, criminalization, and other negative outcomes.

Key Resources on Evaluation

Here are some key resources on program evaluation:

Program Evaluation Toolkit by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health

Project Evaluation Guide For Non-Profit Organizations: Fundamental Methods & Steps by Imagine Canada

Tools to Establish Evaluation Criteria & Methods by MENTOR, 2015

Tools for Evaluating Your Mentoring Program by the Search Institute

Data Collection Methods Toolkit by Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

YouthREX – Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (Ontario), including free, one-on-one support for community organizations in Ontario to track and measure their work

Capacity Canada EvalU including evaluation Boot Camps and coaching

Genuine Evaluation blog with resources on practical evaluation

PerformWell data bank of outcome measures and tools


Funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services