The Mentoring Partnership uses a simple,but powerful idea:To help job-ready skilled immigrants build theirprofessional networks in Canada and better leveragetheir experience and skills in the local labour market.
6,189 mentoring matches to date4,391 mentors70% mentees are employed in their professional field or related field
The Mentoring Partnership teamMonica Anne Brennan, Manager, ProgramDeliveryMelwyn D’Costa, Manager, CorporatePartnershipsStephanie Guillen, Mentor Support CoordinatorTulan Ma, Manager, IT SystemsMeena Sankaran, Program Support CoordinatorRajni Sharma, Program Administrative Assistant
Empowering mentors Objectives: 1. To develop professional skills through training on: • Effective coaching, mentoring and leadership skills • Managing in a diverse environment • Understanding the international talent pool 2. To become an effective mentor to skilled immigrant mentees
2010-2011 Coaches Ali Behroozian Marcela Marin Amy Zhang Markie Warren Antony Vadakkanchery Maureen Henry Betsy Chan Mazeena Rafi Brian Thompson Melanie Coleman Briana Sim Peter Pipiska Daniella Fabiano Raymond Yip Deborah Christmas Rosa Cortez Elahe Najafi Rosaline Graham Jingling Wang Said Omar Jinmiao Xu Sisi Malade Karl Lewis Taha Syed Kathleen Garces Thomas Chong Kathy Zhao Tom Ng Lucy (Dexian) Sun Weh Sook Noh Macarena Lopez Ying Que
Corporate Coordinators Aida Haroun Lynn Lapierre Angela Agostino Mara Furlan Bonnie Gottschling Marta Rzeszowska-Chavent Carmen Jacques Nabila Mughal Cheryl Olge Pamela Preston Elizabeth Reynolds Pauline Gavilanez Eva Lew Rosa Leonardelli Gene Jamieson Rose Lee Gloria Candussi Sarah Grant-Alvarado Jessica Scarbeau Shehryar Hussain Joanne Fine-Schwebel Sunita Guyadeen John Papas Susan Calahan Kate Heron Susan Rogers Lila, Conkie Tammy Yoo Lilian Abu Halaga
Mentors who have mentored 10 or more skilled immigrants Alex So Mark Zimny Carlene Perkins Nizar Hirji Emad Bishara Patrick McDade Eva Omes Rahim Virji Iqbal Ali Rishi Kumar Joe Ferreyro Sammy Tam Kathy Wu Veronica Seeto
Mentees who have become mentors Aditi Swaminathan Shawn Fang Alana Mohan Stephen Li Harshal Dalal Sujit Fonseca Jaspreet Hothi Sukanta Chowdhury Nicolae Stanca Taofeeq Olatinwo Nitin Ovid Vina Devadas Pradeep Mathur