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YRDSB, in partnership with OPC, is offering the Mentorship Qualification Program (MQP) to all vice-principals and principals. At a time when educational inequities are pervasive, this Additional Qualification Course is designed to provide administrators with the skills to support themselves and others in creating identity-affirming school environments.


 The Mentoring Qualification Program (MQP), grounded in YRDSB’s Leadership Plan and Board Strategies, will teach participants the tools and processes that form the foundations of effective mentoring and coaching through an anti-oppressive lens. Using a practical, job-embedded approach to learning, this program provides transformational skills to support administrators at a unique post-pandemic time in education. This Additional Qualification (AQ) program is aligned with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) guideline for Mentoring, and the Ministry of Education resource, Mentoring for Mentors.

 Key learning components include

  • theoretical foundations of Mentoring and Coaching
  • anti-oppressive program planning, development and implementation
  • instructional strategies and support including addressing discriminatory practices and beliefs
  • building relationships and developing people in culturally responsive ways
  • having courageous conversations and
  • building systems awareness and understanding the impact of oppression

 Upon completion of the course, this AQ course will be added to your Ontario College of Teachers record.

 For more information regarding the course (e.g., module content, requirements, fee…), please see the following information: MQP YRDSB Fall 2023 

 Course Questions: 

Please contact course facilitators, 

Meshell Lynch-James or 

Rose Walker

 Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 6.