Altitude: Healthcare Mentoring is a program aimed at empowering students to pursue and reach their goals. Students selected for the program come from backgrounds and regions that are traditionally underrepresented in Canada’s healthcare workforce. These students possess the passion, dedication, and aptitude to achieve their dreams. Altitude is designed to provide them with the cultural capital needed to get them there.

Numerous studies and surveys have identified a lack of role models and mentors as a factor that limits individuals’ chances of reaching their personal, professional, and career aspirations. Our goal is simple; to use mentorship as a tool to help students, brimming with potential, reach a summit perceived to be insurmountable – a career in healthcare. It is from this analogy that Altitude derives its name. The program encourages the next generation of healthcare professionals to reach higher to achieve their dreams.