Mentoring Program

We match Loran Scholars with respected leaders in their new community. Over the course of four years, mentors challenge students to stretch their limits and provide advice and contacts to help them achieve their goals.

Our growing national network of donors, alumni and volunteers is one of our greatest assets. Since 2005, the one-on-one mentorship program has involved 338 mentors, 112 of whom are mentoring current Loran Scholars. Mentors commit to sharing their experiences and networks with the scholars and also act as role models and advisors.

Mentors for the class of 2015 Loran Scholars

Christina Anthony, Vice-President & Portfolio Manager, Odlum Brown Ltd., Vancouver

Sarah Balint, Librarian, Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Teresa Bennett, Psychiatrist, Offord Centre for Child Studies & Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Hamilton

Donald Bruce, Dean, College of Arts, University of Guelph

Peter Copestake, Director, RSA Insurance Canada, Kingston

Peter Coughlin, Founder, Redbourne Group, Montreal

Lili de Grandpré, President, CenCEO Conseil, Montreal

Mike Dixon, Professor & Director, Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility, University of Guelph

Jeff Duncan, CEO, Habitat for Humanity London

Melanie Friesen, Producer, Cinema Salon , Vancouver

Virginia Froman, Philanthropic Grants Program Developer, VFEnterprises, Toronto

Claude Généreux, Executive Vice-President, Power Corporation of Canada, Montreal

Jennifer Gillivan, President & CEO, IWK Health Centre Foundation, Halifax

Les Gombik, Co-Managing Partner, Caldwell Partners, Calgary

Carol Kehoe, Executive Director, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Kevin Layden, President & CEO, Wesbild Holdings, Vancouver

Christopher Mackie, CEO, Middlesex London Health Unit, London

Joy MacPhail, former politician, Vancouver

David McEntyre, independent investment management professional, Montreal

Senator Grant Mitchell, Ottawa

Pat Mooney, Co-Founder, ETC Group, Ottawa

Julia Ouellette, Board Chair, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto

Victor Rabinovitch, Board Chair, Opera Lyra, Ottawa

Hon. Bob Rae, Senior Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP & former Premier of Ontario, Toronto

Margaret Shepherd, Chair of the MBA Programme, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston

Kent Thexton, Managing Director, OMERS Ventures, Toronto

Stephen Toope, Director, Munk School of Global Affairs, Toronto

Martin Valasek, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Montreal

Shawn Van Sluys, Executive Director, Musagetes, Guelph

Lee Wetherall, Vice-President & Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Kingston