Affiliated Researchers

Become an affiliated researcher

Is your past, current, or future research relevant to the enhancement of youth mentoring in Canada? (Examples of relevant research topics include natural and formal youth mentoring but also social and emotional development, healthy relationships, and positive youth development.)  

Do you want to connect with researchers who share your interests? Are you committed to translating research into practice? 

Join the Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research! 

Affiliated researchers support youth achieve their potential by:  

  • Mobilizing research evidence;  

  • Harnessing scientific and practical (practitioner and community) knowledge;  

  • Working collaboratively with other researchers and the mentoring sector, including the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and MENTOR Canada.  


  • Uphold and support the CCMR’s mission and goals;  

  • Share relevant research in the CCMR’s newsletter, communication materials, lunch and learn, webinar, or other event/medium (once every 2 years);  

  • Participate in events, meetings, and informal activities (once a year).  


  • Collaborate with researchers from several disciplines and with mentoring practitioners;  

  • Connect with other members of the youth mentoring community and network; 

  • Contribute the shaping the CCMR’s growth and future directions;  

  • Participate in events, activities, and meetings to stay abreast of the latest developments in the Canadian youth mentoring sector;  

  • Facilitate the translation of your research findings into practice through CCMR events and communications as well as the channels of the CCMR’s founding partners: the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and MENTOR Canada.

Submit your application to become an affiliated researcher today. Graduate students welcome! 

Submit your application

Affiliated Researcher

Please enter up to 10 keywords that define your research interests.
Please share a short bio that will be added to your profile if your application is accepted.
List up to 3 relevant publications. Relevant publications will be listed on the CCMR’s website with your profile.
Please tell us why you want to join the Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research.

Visiting Scholar

The Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research is thrilled to welcome Dr. Thomas Keller as its first visiting scholar. Dr. Keller is a prominent researcher in the youth mentoring. Some of his important contributions include the systemic model of youth mentoring (2005) which highlighted the significant influence parents and caregivers and program staff have on mentoring relationships. Dr. Keller also directs the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring (SIYM), a preeminent professional development opportunity for program staff. The SIYM also plays a key role in the translation of cutting-edge research findings into practice.

Learn more about Dr. Keller.