About Menteer

Platform purpose, background and overview

Save time and effort making mentoring matches

Mentoring programs make a great positive impact on people’s lives. But managing a Mentoring Program requires a lot of effort reviewing resumes and making matches. That takes time away from the more important work of building industry alliances, talking with everyone and solving problems. That’s where Menteer can help.

Instead of using Excel to make matches and review applications Menteer provides a mini site for your program where mentors and mentees match on their own.

Mentors and mentees fill customized forms and based on an algorithm adjusted for your needs they are offered a shortlist of the best matches. The mentees select mentors and wait for approvals. As an admin you login and watch them sign up and get matched without much effort on your end. Once matches are done Menteer has simple meeting scheduling and note taking tools as well as administration tools.

Demo video of the first version as launched at http://menteer.ca in 2015.


For Mentors and Mentees

* Mentor Matching – Mentor-mentee matches can be made by the participants from a selection of top matches based on set criteria. They can also be set by the program administrator.

* Communication – Mentors and mentees can schedule meetings and take notes using the system.

* Access to Mentoring Training Content – Mentors and mentees have access to guidelines and other documents or videos to help them make the most of the program.

For the Program Administrator

* Customization and Integration – We customize the interface for your brand, integrate with existing CRM software and change the application for fields based on your needs.

* Mentor Matching – Adjusting the matching criteria that generates the short list of potential matches.

* Automated Email Messages – We customize the outgoing emails with your brand and style, messages.

* Mentorship Success Tracking – There is a basic tool for feedback surveys or we can connect to other survey tools.


Menteer was created in 2015 by the Career Skills Incubator with funding from the Canadian Internet Registration Association (CIRA), launched a public mentoring site at http://menteer.ca and published the software as an open-source project at https://github.com/CareersSkillsIncubator/menteer

In 2016 the Career Skills Incubator partnered with Giant Step, a digital agency, for the development of custom client implementations of Menteer.

In 2017 all Menteer projects were transferred to Giant Step for on-going maintenance and development of new client implementations.


Client Examples


Electricity HR Canada

Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) launched the Connected Women Mentorship Program – a national mentorship program designed for women interested in working in or already working in technical and/or trades occupations in the electricity and renewable energy sector.


Wood Manufacturing Council

The Wood Manufacturing Council is a not-for-profit organization that works on human resource, skills and training issues in the advanced wood processing sector. The mentorship program is for women in production positions and recent graduates   launching their careers in the woodworking sector.


ELSE Canada

Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) launched its first Mentoring Program, designed to connect young professionals with established leaders in the solar and renewable energy industry.


New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

NBCC is a college with 6 campuses throughout the province of New Brunswick. The mentoring program is for employees to share their knowledge for continued development.


The University of Western Australia

Career Mentor Link and Women in Engineering are career mentoring programs that match professionals (mentors) with UWA students (mentees).


Murdoch University Guild of Students

Murdoch Industry Mentoring (MIM) is a new initiative created and led by the Murdoch Guild of Students in partnership with the Murdoch University’s Careers Centre and Alumni Relations.