DreamCatcher Mentoring (DCM) was developed in response to the declining number of students that enter and graduate from high school in northern Canada. DCM founders believe that an empowering and high-quality one-to-one mentorship will give students the confidence, leadership, and skills they need to create attainable goals, complete their education, and work towards their dreams and aspirations.
The DCM Program is an innovative e-mentoring and leadership program that connects high school students in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and other remote or isolated areas of Canada with Canadian mentors who work in the students' aspired career-of-choice. The purpose of the DCM Program is to provide career counselling and exploration to northern youth. Recognizing the importance of northern values, DCM also encourages students to take steps locally to realize their educational and career goals.
The DCM Program is offered through high schools and is facilitated by both the teacher and DCM staff. Students register through the DCM website and are matched with mentors who best share their career choices, hobbies and interests. Once matched, mentors and students will communicate entirely through our secured website, on a virtual e-mentoring discussion board. All posts are monitored to ensure the safety of both student and mentor. The length of these mentorships ranges from 2-4 months, depending on the student's respective school curriculum. There are two semesters per year that run from October to January and March until June.