Mentor Program

Welcome! CSAE's Mentor Match program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect and share experiences with other association and not-for-profit professionals in Canada. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or anywhere in the country. You can apply to the program in four simple steps:

Be a Mentor


Complete Mentor Profile

Enroll as a Mentor

Find a Mentee

Connect with Mentee
*To connect with the member, click on the blue Mentor Match badge under their profile picture.

Be a Mentee

Complete Mentee Profile

Enroll as a Mentee

Find a Mentor

Connect with Mentor
*To connect with the member, click on the blue Mentor Match badge under their profile picture.

Want more detailed instructions? Follow below:



Complete your profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand on your bio and import your education and job history information from LinkedIn. Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection and matching. Profile complete? Return back to this page and move on to step 2.


    In order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program. Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? 

    Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: topics, venue, specialties, career stage and start/end date. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match. 


    Use the CSAE Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include:

    • Career Development
    • Community Management
    • Leadership
    • Marketing
    • Networking
    • Starting My Own Business
    • Technology
    • Web Design/CSS
    • Work/Life Balance

    Then select the mentoring venue, career stage, specialties, name and location. You can also take advantage of features to help you find and recruit matches:

    • Track your mentoring relationships
    • Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
    • Search for helpful mentoring resources


    Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-3 and are now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or multiple searches. If you're unsure of the search criteria, select "Search for ALL of the selected values." The CSAE Mentor Match Program Directory will do the work for you and populate the results.

    Next, click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the blue Mentor Match badge, which when clicked will you allow you to request a connection. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results.