MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Mentorship Program matches clients with established Canadian volunteers. Clients can be involved in one-on-one mentoring or small group sessions to meet their specific needs.

Meeting a Mentor

Mentors support clients with:

  • Language learning
  • Reducing isolation
  • Meeting personal goals
  • Increasing knowledge about specific professions
  • Understanding Canadian workplace culture
  • Developing stronger networks
  • Supporting employment readiness

Ongoing Group Sessions

  • Professional English Conversation Circles
  • Industry-specific mentorship groups
  • Mentorship mixers for socially-isolated individuals
  • Social gatherings

For social isolation
Learn about different programs, build self-confidence, be part of a community, etc.

For professionals
Industry-specific and general information sessions to learn about Canadian workplace culture, regulations and licensing information, education, etc.

Eligibility
Particiipants must be a Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Government-assisted Refugee.


Become a Mentor

For social isolation
Support newcomers to Canada in making connections, building self-confidence and becoming part of a community.

For professionals
Provide support to Internationally Trained Professionals around Canadian workplace culture and the labour market. The mentorship program matches volunteers from a specific industry with newcomers looking for employment in the same (or similar) industry.

Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills, good listening skills
  • Knowledge of Canadian workplace culture
  • Open to knowledge exchange
  • Assist those who want to increase their English language skills


CONTACT

Gulcin Topyurek
540 Finch Ave. W., Suite 138
416-636-2600 Ext. 4226
gtopyurek@nych.ca