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Ending a Mentoring Relationship

All relationships change over time; mentoring relationships are no exception.

The most important advice for ending a mentoring relationship is to be direct and honest, rather than avoiding it. If you act with integrity and respect for your mentor, the communication will go well. After all, it is natural for the relationship to change or evolve for both of you as your career progresses. By bringing the mentoring relationship to an end, you are respecting each other's time and potentially allowing for other development and peer support opportunities.

The OCFP Rural mentoring network has gratefully adapted these tools from the UBC Rural Mentoring Program tools - a program of UBC CPD in partnership with the Joint Services Committee and Rural Care Coordinating Centre of BC.