On November 13, 2019, NWPB hosted a networking and orientation night for members of our Immigrant Mentorship Program. The event brought together new and existing program participants to connect and share best practices with one another. It was also an opportunity for newer members to receive orientation for the program, and for mentors to learn specific ways to help newcomers overcome the barriers they face to employment.
The evening also featured a talk with Karen McGrath of McGrath Consulting. Karen has assisted in developing a mentorship program with the Ontario Library Association, as well as having participated in NWPB’s Mentorship Program. She shared her insights in her presentation, “What Makes a Good Mentor“, specifically highlighting the things that helped her mentee, Marcella, find success:
Speaking of having fun, the evening itself was a great time for all involved, with some fantastic poutine and plenty of networking and friendship-making. This event is one of many ongoing social opportunities NWPB has planned to provide mentors with professional development, and mentees with further opportunities to make personal and professional connections in Niagara.
Are you interested in NWPB’s Immigrant Mentorship Program? We invite you to connect with Josie to learn more about how we’re working to foster a more inclusive Niagara.
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