Join us in celebrating the Power of Mentoring

May 27, 2021 (EST)

Join MENTOR Canada in this 1 hour panel discussion as we highlight the impact of our Power of Mentoring events with leaders, mentors, volunteers, and corporate partners from across the country.

Event Description

The new federal budget released April 19th, 2021 recognized that young Canadians must be at the center of Canada's recovery not only to help them rebound today, but to invest in their future success and the future success of our economy. As mentors and service providers we all have an important role to play in helping expand networks, dreams, and possibilities.

During this panel discussion, we will celebrate the leaders, mentors, volunteers, and corporate partners who have stepped up to help young people find connection and opportunity in the pandemic. Learn about how you can engage the young people on your waitlists aged 18-30 through the Power of Mentoring.

As we highlight the strategy and the impact of our Power of Mentoring events, hear examples of how we aligned corporate investment in youth career readiness, built youth social capital and networks of support, and engaged private sector employees in career mentoring conversations that sparked opportunities and awareness for both youth and career professionals.  

Make an impact.

Mentoring relationships – both formal and informal – are powerful in that they broaden perspectives, increase opportunities and strengthen communities – for everyone.  All Canadian youth, especially those disconnected from education, employment and/or training, should have access to people that support them in achieving their academic, career and life goals.

Among youth who are mentored:

  • 17% are more likely to be employed

  • 13% have higher earnings

  • 50% are more likely to volunteer

  • Over 45% achieve senior leadership positions

Power of Mentoring Event Edmonton 2020

Hear what mentors and mentees had to say about their experience during one of our in-person Power of Mentoring events hosted in Edmonton.

Discover our Panelists

Ipellie Foo

Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Ipellie is a recent Indigenous graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Telfer School of Management, and a Diploma in Marketing at Algonquin College. He recently had the privilege of being the Coordinator at Deloitte Indigenous where he and his team are dedicated to guiding Deloitte through the Reconciliation Action Plan commitments towards reconciliation, and to bring awareness to Indigenous culture internally and externally to the firm. With many obstacles faced as an Indigenous person living in Canada, Ipellie has grown resilient and is dedicated to bringing change to a societal issue that is bigger than his self.

Noah Aiken-Klar

Noah works with schools and community partners to engage students from diverse backgrounds and help them launch careers in Tech and at RBC. Prior to this, he helped develop and lead RBC Future Launch, a groundbreaking commitment to deepen and scale programs for young people to gain skills, grow their networks, get practical work experience and enhance their mental well-being. Noah is also a bilingual lawyer, the former ED of PBSC (a national youth leadership and access-to-justice organization), an active community volunteer, and an award-winning singer, performer and writer

Keshia Ali

Keshia Ali is a Project Specialist at Starbucks Canada focused on bringing to life Planet and People positive social impact programming related to Opportunity Youth & Refugees, Community Service and Sustainability. A 5 year partner (employee), Keshia often says her role is to “help people, help people” as she creates and provides the tools and resources to empower Starbucks partners to have an impact in their local communities. Related to mentoring, Keshia has scaled opportunity youth hiring programs, brought to life in person and virtual mentoring volunteer events, including the Power of Mentoring events.

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