By becoming an employer partner in TRIEC Mentoring Partnership, Unilever Canada is living their core values of diversity and inclusion. Gary Wade, President of Unilever Canada, and Diversity & Inclusion Champion, shares why he thinks it’s important for Unilever Canada to be involved.
“As Unilever advances our Sustainable Living Plan, we are helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, halving the environmental impact of our products, and enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people.”
“TRIEC Mentoring Partnership gives Unilever Canada an opportunity to provide support to recent immigrants and build relationships within the Toronto immigrant community. Canada is a country with a strong history of immigration where Immigrants and their children are valued. Immigration has made us more prosperous as a country.”
Mentoring fits with their culture
“Within a city like Toronto that is so diverse, the immigrant community of talent is very important for our business. With diverse talent come diverse perspectives.
“Within diverse communities we’d like to build a mutually beneficial relationship where we are helping immigrant professionals through mentoring and our social engagement, while also presenting ourselves as an employer of choice within their talent pool.”
It’s an opportunity to give back and grow professionally
“There is often a misconception about mentoring programs which is that the mentee is the only one that gains. However, the mentor also often gains by exercising their coaching skills. It’s a professional development opportunity as much as it is giving back to the community.”
Unilever is proud to join TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
“By partnering, our people can appreciate the impact they can make in the lives of a mentee and how it helps them be better coaches and leaders. It is not only a flexible way for people to volunteer their time and give back to their communities, but also to learn valuable skills through the mentoring process.”
If your organization would like to become an employer partner with TRIEC Mentoring Partnership, please visit our Employer Partner page to find out more about what it involves, or email us to set up a time to talk – firstname.lastname@example.org.