Celebrating 25 Years of Mentoring Services

25 Years of Mentoring for Change
As we head into 2019, we want to take a moment to thank all our mentors!
In 1993, Skills for Change launched its first mentoring program to support internationally-educated professionals facing multiple barriers to employment. Every year since then, we have continued to deliver mentoring services to hundreds of new immigrants who have come through our doors.
What guides us in our work is seeing the importance and the impact of mentorship for newcomers who are navigating a new cultural and economic landscape, often without any professional network.
Also, what guides us in our mentoring work seeing a unique talent, diverse skill sets, accomplishments, and contributions that new immigrants bring to our communities.
We are proud to have matched thousands of meaningful mentor-mentee relationships over the past many years, and to be a part of many successful mentoring stories!
Quarterly Magazine – Fall/Winter 2018
In honor of 25 years of mentoring the city, our latest quarterly magazine features spotlight on our mentoring program and events, as well as our staff leading our mentoring programs.
You can read about our one-on-one mentoring matches and the mentoring events that we lead in partnership with different companies and organizations. Some recent events include mentoring events with Accenture, Softchoice, CPA Ontario, RBC, TIFF, PwC, Sun Life Financial and many more.
Interviews with our Staff
Meet Rosaline, Mentoring Coach
Rosaline Graham has been facilitating professional connections and interactions between newcomers and established Canadian professionals. Throughout her 18 years’ experience in immigrant settlement services, Rosaline has facilitated hundreds of mentoring orientation/training sessions to thousands of immigrants, volunteer mentors, and community agencies.
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Interview with Rosaline
 Meet Vijay, Mentoring Administrator
Meet Vijay James, a newcomer to Toronto from India. Vijay completed Skills for Change’s Enhanced Language Training and later volunteered for the organization’s marketing team. He is currently a mentoring administrator at Skills for Change. We interviewed Vijay to learn more about him and his experience at Skills for Change.
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Interview with Vijay
Last week, we brought together many of our long-term mentors at our annual mentoring event – Kindness Shines in the City. Thank you to everyone who has supported our work by giving your time over the years.
As we celebrate 25 years of mentorship, we invite you to join us and be a part of our mentoring program!
Contact us at 416-658-3101 or mentoring@skillsforchange.org
Here’s to building caring communities and celebrating kindness in the city!
With thanks,
Skills for Change
Skills for Change | 791 St. Clair W.Toronto, Ontario M6C 1B7 Canada
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