Employer Mentorship | Employment + Education Centre

Office: 1-613-498-2111 | TTY: 613-498-3123


Employer Mentorship Program

Help Another Person Develop their Talent and Career

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Consider joining our Roots to Wings career mentorship program. It pairs local professionals and local residents with the purpose of promoting their personal and professional development. The supportive relationships between our mentors and mentees offer life-long benefits including increased self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment for both parties. Mentoring professionals are also able to hone their leadership and management skills, while developing a better understanding of how other people work. They also establish relationships with a solid network of dedicated volunteers.

Mentoring matters! Most of our mentees move on to hold leadership positions and hope to become mentors themselves. Contact the Employment + Education Centre for more information about our  mentorship program and how you can become a mentor.

What is Roots To Wings?

The mission of our mentorship program is to build on the ‘roots’ that individuals have established in this community and empower them to develop their ‘wings’. We strive to enhance their opportunities through training, one-on-one mentoring and events inspiring individual advancement. Over the years, Roots to Wings has provided valuable support and guidance to several individuals in the Leeds and Grenville area.

Program Overview:

  • Roots to Wings facilitates "traditional one-on-one mentoring" through phone, email, and in person meetings.
  • Matches are based on the career field and other interests that both the mentor and mentee share.
  • The duration of the mentorship will be determined on a case by case basis.
  • Meetings are led by the mentee and supported by the mentor.
  • Both mentor and mentee benefit from regular meetings, consistent commitment and equal input from both parties.
  • Typical focus areas include goal setting, career exploration, career management, and career development.
  • Roots to Wings also offers optional monthly workshops for program participants. 

Become a Mentor for the EEC Mentorship Program Today!

Are you an established professional in the Leeds and Grenville communities that is committed to the development of other individuals? Are you willing to share experiences and support mentees as they make decisions related to their desired career field? We invite you to join us in supporting others in their efforts to achieve personal and professional success.

Simply fill out the online Mentor Application or contact our mentorship program staff for more information. The more mentors we have, the more people we can help!

Let us help others build strong relationships and careers.

To schedule a meeting with a mentorship program staff or learn more about our Roots to Wings Program, call 613-498-2111, 1-800-926-0777 (toll free) or 613-498-3123 (TTY).


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