Join our Team of Volunteer Coaches 

Become an Integral Part of a Newcomer’s Settlement Process


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Coaching For Impact

Sharing your knowledge, expertise and time coaching newcomers can make all the difference to their economic integration into the community. Volunteer coaching can also make a difference in the professional life of a coach; it can be an opportunity to develop leadership skills, gain different perspectives and support your organization’s corporate social responsibility goals.

Your Role As A Coach

  • Time commitment of approximately three hours a month
  • Meet newcomers who aspire to work in a similar field to yours
  • Provide insights and information about companies and organizations in the industry sectors pertinent to their qualifications and experience
  • Discuss their career and employment goals
  • Provide suggestions for enhancing their job search
  • Provide constructive feedback on their communication and interpersonal skills in an interview, networking opportunity or a social situation
  • Share your personal career journey and use your experiences to inspire, motivate and guide them towards reaching their goals


Additional Opportunities

  • Promote your organization to World Skills as well as our newcomer clients, so we have a better idea of the talent requirements of your employer
  • Network with other professionals and industry leaders

A message for newcomers from Elizabeth Fellwalker, Executive Coach and Organization Development Consultant

“Knowing what you want, why you want it, and the strengths you bring to it — all of this is magnetic. When you express your interest and your confidence, you attract opportunities. Focus on what you want. Tell people. Let your light shine. No journey goes perfectly, so take care of yourself —find your own sources of resilience and be sure to replenish them so you can keep going and achieve what you dream of. This message applies to anyone in career transition.”

Want to Become a Volunteer Coach?

Contact Us To Get Started On Your Journey 

Contact Us

Phone: (613) 233-0453
237 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B8


World Skills gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our funders:

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