Become a mentor with the Connect to Success Mentorship Program
A mentorship program for volunteer mentors to share their work experience and help jump-start a woman’s career.
Are you a professional woman established in your career? Do you have a few hours a month to share with a mentee? Become a mentor through the Connect to Success Mentorship Program and you can share your skills, passion and professional expertise.
A free mentoring program, Connect to Success matches successful female mentors with job-ready women (the mentees) who are entering or re-entering the workforce in professional or skilled careers. Mentors come from a wide variety of fields, including entrepreneurship, business, health care, science, trades and arts and design.
Each mentor builds a one-to-one relationship that supports and kick-starts the mentee's career. Matches are made based on similar personal and career interests, experience and personality.
Your mentee will be a woman with industry standard education who is starting her career, returning to the workforce, or entering the Canadian job market. Find out how to become a mentee.
Joan and Dianne
With Joan to guide her, Dianne turned her career around. A successful entrepreneur and business leader, Joan brings a wealth of experience to the Connect to Success mentorship program. Read more.
Rewards and Benefits of Mentoring
- An opportunity to make a difference in a woman’s life sharing your career interest
- The chance to have a fun and rewarding experience
- Free workshops and events for mentors and mentees, including a year-end recognition
- Training and support throughout the mentorship match is provided
- Commit to building a one-to-one career-focused relationship with a mentee for six months (average time commitment 3–6 hours per month)
- Provide advice and share experience on career development and life-work balance. Become a role model, inspiration and resource
- Share career information to help your mentee gain a better understanding of employer expectations, job requirements and the hidden job market
- Provide feedback for mentees to improve quality of resumes, cover letters and interview skills
- Support mentees to build their professional network, by connecting them with potential employers and provide additional networking opportunities
All mentors are required to submit a resume and two references and to attend a 1.5-hour orientation session.
Check out our networking guide download (5.5 MB)
For more information and to apply to become a mentor, please contact:
535 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
tel 604 895 5857
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Funding is provided in large part by the Canadian-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement through the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
with support from Vancity