Mentoring services for children and youth ages 6-12, delivered by carefully screened and trained volunteers.

Offered in Campbell River and the Comox Valley, 8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday.


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2023 Program Outcomes

Data gathered from voluntary client surveys

mentees were matched with volunteering mentors.

hours were given by mentors to provide positive role modelling for children and youth ages 6-18 through recreational based friendships.


of children and youth have increased connection to school/community.


of children and youth have improved self-esteem.


say KidStart is making a positive difference in their child's life.

It’s a privilege seeing my mentee’s personality opening up, his self confidence improving.” 

- Mentor

KidStart helped my daughter grow in her confidence. She and her mentor talked a lot about school and how important it is.”

- Mom of a Mentee

KidStart is life changing and part of ‘the village that raises a child’ for good outcomes in life.”

- Mentor

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