Launch of Mentorship Program – Non Profit Employer Engagement Project

July 13, 2017

Are you a non profit employer?

World Skills Employment Centre would like to invite you / your organization to participate in its first Mentorship Program for the non-profit sector on

September 2017, at the 123 Slater Street, from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. 


This initiative is part of our Non Profit Employer Engagement Project, which was launched in April 2017. This project is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Read more: Press Release

About the Non Profit Employer Engagement Mentorship Program

The purpose of the mentorship program is to create an active engagement between newcomer professionals and employers in the non-profit sector to achieve the following:

  1. To support mentees to secure employment
  2. To provide mentors with leadership opportunities in mentoring
  3. To be champions in newcomer integration and facilitate the sharing the cross cultural learning

The program will run over three months, with four main touch point activities. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet each other at least once every two weeks and to communicate via email or telephone.


  • Opening of Program
    • Meeting of mentors and mentee
    • Setting expectations and objectives
    • Cross Cultural Communication Training


  • Employer Event
    • Presentation of participating employers
    • Best practices in recruitment, onboarding and retention
  • Interview Roulette
    • Mock interviews with mentors and mentees


  • Closing of Program
    • Highlights of success
    • Best Practices and recommendations

Our direct experience with our World Skills and TDVISMIN Mentorship Program demonstrates that both mentors and mentees benefit from mentoring.

In 2010, World Skills and TD launched the first mentoring program in Ottawa. This program has been running now for seven years and 117 newcomers have been matched to 85 TD executives. Over 600 lives have been positively impacted by this program because of the extended benefits to the mentee and mentor’s extended networks. In addition, mentees and mentors have expressed the following benefits:

  • Increased access to job opportunities and networks
  • Higher levels of confidence
  • Increased # of job interviews
  • Improved resumes
  • Great friendships
  • New career opportunities
  • Increased understanding of diversity and different cultures
  • Enhanced soft skills
  • Opportunity to practice leadership and be contribute towards the community

We would love to have you onboard with this mentorship program! Please indicate your interest by filling in this survey or sending an email to

More opportunities which you may be interested in:

Internship Program

Workshop For Employers

A Shared Dialogue:  Navigating Across Cultures for Positive Business Communication and Productivity




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  3. Karin Keyes Endemann says:

    I am interesting in mentoring with your new program. I have sucessfully done similar volunteer work with OCISO.
    Karin 613 884 8446

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