TORONTO, November 14th, 2011 – On Thursday, November 17th, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) will recognize outstanding volunteer contributions to its award-winning program, The Mentoring Partnership, facilitating the mentorship of over 6,000 skilled immigrants.

What: TRIEC’s Mentoring Partnership Recognition Reception Recognizing individuals and the corporate sector for reaching significant milestones in mentoring skilled immigrants
When and Where:  Manulife Financial 200 Bloor Street East, International Room Thursday, November 17th, 2011 4 p.m.


  • Ontario Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chisanga Puta-Chekwe
  • TRIEC Executive Director Elizabeth McIsaac
  • TRIEC Board Chair and Maytree President Ratna Omidvar
  • Leadership from corporate sector
  • 14 mentors who started with the program as skilled immigrant mentees and have come back to mentor after establishing their careers and professional networks in Canada
  • 14 mentors being recognized for having mentored 10 or more skilled immigrants

About The Mentoring Partnership Program:

The Mentoring Partnership is a collaboration of corporate and community partners, and operates as a program of TRIEC. TRIEC creates and champions solutions to better integrate skilled immigrants in the Greater Toronto Region labour market. Funding for The Mentoring Partnership is provided by the Governments of Canada and Ontario, Manulife Financial and Maytree.

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Claire DeVeale-Blane, Communications Manager, (416) 944-1946 ext. 271,