What is an Elevate Mentorship?


The CEED Elevate Mentor Relationship Program empowers and elevates entrepreneurs by building a dynamic relationship in a safe space for peer-to-peer learning, dialogue, and challenge.  


CEED is committed to empowering people and helping them reach their full potential. We believe that the mentee / mentor relationship is one of the most powerful ways to elevate entrepreneurs and strengthen the economy.

Elevate will be a unique opportunity for mentors and mentees alike to develop ongoing relationships and connections to community through learning and dialogue, and discovering new challenges. The power in Elevate is training…CEED will leverage our years of experience and best practise in advancing entrepreneurship across Nova Scotia and provide both mentors and mentees with a foundation from which they can build their relationships.

CEED believes that the need for mentorship is more important than ever. Mentors who have faced adversity and challenges are able to share that knowledge and provide guidance to those who need it the most. As a result mentees will be able to tap into a Nova Scotian community of support and potentially discover new partnerships or even grow to become mentors and give back through local mentorship.

CEED is currently looking to continue to bring these individuals together to grow a support network for people starting a business in Nova Scotia. If you’re a successful business owner in Nova Scotia we’d love for you to join our network.

If you’re interested in providing elevated mentorship for Nova Scotians starting a business please click here we would love to hear from you.

How do I become an Elevated Mentor for Nova Scotians starting a business?

We are currently recruiting Mentors!

To become an Elevated Mentor and provide mentorship for Nova Scotian business owners your first must be an experienced and thoughtful leader who is committed to investing one’s time to assist in the growth and development of others. 

As a CEED mentor we expect you to bring the following to each mentee engagement session: active listening, availability, and analysis.

At CEED, we recognize the value of mentorship and it stems from the fact that you’ve “been there and done that,” giving a mentee the opportunity to learn from your mistakes and successes. CEED is currently recruiting Nova Scotian business professionals with the experience to provide personalized mentorship, sound business advice and encouragement to empower and elevate entrepreneurs by sharing their expertise and insights. CEED is people centered and we are seeking mentors who place building relationships and empowering others first. Together we can help those starting a business in Nova Scotia.

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

Experience in starting a business, self-employment, entrepreneurship, or facilitation skills active listener (not telling answers/ prescribing). Connector with an established professional network or expertise in a certain field or topic.


As a CEED mentor we expect you to bring the following to each mentee engagement session: active listening, availability, and analysis.(area of activities and decision-making authority, as well as resources to get it done).

  • Help build mentee’s self-reliance and leadership skills.
  • Help mentee define critical tasks and guide mentee’s business goals.
  • Help mentee/their company hold itself accountable for meeting their business goals
  • Provide emotional support.
  • Ask questions to stimulate investigation and challenge processes.
  • Provide business advice when requested/appropriate.
  • Celebrate milestones and successes for those starting their business.
  • Foster a strong mentor/mentee relationship for those starting their own business.


An ongoing process, lasting over 6 – 12 months.


Contact us at info@ceed.ca if you require more information or would like to speak with someone before applying.



How can I access an Elevated Mentor when starting a business in Nova Scotia?

Business growth is essential for our Canadian economy and CEED is committed to empowering people and helping them become a business leader in Nova Scotia. Starting a business in Nova Scotia can be difficult. That is why we believe that a mentee/mentor relationship is one of the most powerful ways to build more business. 

Before accessing CEED’s Elevated Mentorship network of experienced mentors, you must first sign up for CEED’s 30 Min Free Consultation. This process will help you navigate the entrepreneurial landscape when starting your business and understand which program/ programs are best for you and your business. CEED’s Free 30 Minute consultations are the perfect way for you to dive deeper into your entrepreneurial journey and discover what your next steps may be.

We will help you find the right pathway and the right mentors.

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