We are proud to have Deloitte join National Mentoring Partnership as an employer partner. Deloitte is one of the big four global consulting firms. They have multiple offices across the globe. They specialize in Audit, Consulting, Tax, Financial Advisory and Risk.

Daisy Vora, Partner, Risk Advisory/ Cyber Risk at Deloitte shares why it’s important for them to be involved in the National Mentoring Partnership.

Why did Deloitte decide to become an employer partner with National Mentoring Partnership?

Our organization has been an employer partner of the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership for several years. While holding information sessions there was a lot of interest expressed from other regions at Deloitte. Joining as a National Partner was a natural fit, as we wanted to offer these mentoring opportunities to our people across Canada.

Can you talk about how participation in the National Mentoring Partnership contributes to Deloitte’s overall business and organizational goals at a national level?

The partnership gives practitioners opportunities to give back in a meaningful way, and is highly aligned to Deloitte’s WorldClass ambition through which we aim to develop job skills, improve educational outcomes and expand opportunities for 100 million people worldwide by 2030. From a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion perspective we can contribute to society and help new immigrants to assimilate into the business environment. This has resulted in previous mentees being hired.

Deloitte mentors have supported mentees with improving their resumes and interview preparation. Mentors have increased their connections and internal networks.

What kind of impact have you seen the program have on volunteer mentors within your organization?

Leveraging the guidance and support materials on the website, our mentors have developed important coaching and leadership skills through this partnership. They interact with many diverse groups that have exposed them to new perspectives. This is a great opportunity to expand their networks and use their professional skills to give back to the community.

Can you talk about this impact when it’s part of a national program as opposed to if it were only regional?

This partnership allows Deloitte to amplify our community impact by reaching more immigrants, who are landing everywhere across Canada. We can support them to navigate the Canadian market, secure a job, and potentially become Deloitte practitioners.  This year we hope to engage Deloitte volunteers across four regions: Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. The plan is to expand into more regions once we have seen some initial success.