Ottawa non-profits of all stripes are getting on board with the Mentorship Program World Skills Employment Centre is running this fall. It is a key component of the Centre’s Non-profit Employer Engagement Program (NEEP), a provincially funded initiative to enhance the HR capacity of local non-profits to recruit, select, on-board, retain and develop internationally educated newcomers the city.
Great mentors have come from organizations large and small: locally from groups like Ottawa Community Foundations, Volunteer Ottawa, and the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre; national head offices such as those for Family Resource Programs Canada, and Community Foundations Canada; and international agencies like World University Services Canada.
And all this in August no less, when getting hold of people is so difficult!
The Mentorship Program officially starts with a launch event on Sept. 7th at Impact Hub Ottawa’s great new space at 123 Slater St. and ends in late November. For a description of the program, click here: http://ottawa-worldskills.org/launch-mentorship-program-non-profit-employer-engagement-project/
Because mentorship is such huge success factor in the integration of newcomers into the economic and social life of a community, World Skills expects to run more programs. So, if you are interested in mentoring a newcomer in 2018, please contact:
Director, Employer Engagement
300-219 Argyle Ave., Ottawa ON K2P 2H4
T: 613 233 0453 ext 366 F: 613 232 1757
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