In the United States, January is National Mentoring Month. While this hasn’t officially caught on in Canada, we think it is a great opportunity to talk about mentoring skilled immigrants.
The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) opened this year with a New Year’s Resolution – “If you need a resolution to inspire and motivate you, consider becoming a mentor with The Mentoring Partnership.”
We agree and we’ll spend the next couple of weeks highlighting the
importance and effectiveness of mentoring skilled immigrants, and why
you want to be a part of it. We’ll share some stories about mentoring,
give you a sense of what’s happening across the country, spotlight some
innovative employers who are leading the way, including three
municipalities, and help you find your place as a mentor.
Does mentoring work? Is it successful?
We think so.
Recently, TRIEC’s Mentoring Partnership recognized 27 employers for
their support. Since 2004 over 5,300 skilled immigrants have been
mentored by Toronto professionals; most by staff of corporate partners. Read their stories.
Is it a rewarding experience?
On Twitter, Julia Deans, CEO of Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, says yes.
Watch the video below to get a sense of what it means to be a mentor.
Stay with us for the next couple of weeks and we’ll show you the power of mentoring.
Reference: Maytree Conversations