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Volunteers are the key to our success!

Our Mentorship Program aims to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise among young professionals and public affairs industry leaders to enhance the growth curve and experience of both parties.This program provides opportunities for young professionals (mentees) to connect with experienced professionals (mentors) for guidance and support, while offering mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with the young future leaders of the public affairs community.

Women in Public Affairs & DEI Mentorship Event
  • PAAC Ontario is excited to announce our upcoming Women In Public Affairs + Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mentorship event! As part of PAAC Ontario's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, this event will support diverse young public affairs professionals to build the skills and connections they need for a successful career journey. 

    We know that statistically, women, people of colour, and gender diverse professionals are more likely to face barriers in their professional growth. This event aims to tackle some of those barriers and challenges by creating a supportive network. 

    Mentees will be diverse professionals from a variety of fields working in public affairs, marketing, and communications, including health care, media, energy, finance and banking.

    Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to network with experienced public affairs professionals and connect with a mentor. The event will include breakout sessions of mentees and mentors, to enable safe, candid and informal conversations.

    Only 30 spots are available for this can't-miss mentorship opportunity!
  • When: October 18, 2-4pm
  • Where:  Enterprise Canada, 595 Bay Street, Suite 1202
  • What: Introductory discussion with mentors followed by break-out sessions and networking

    Members only event
Open to all PAAC members

Fee: $15 (max 20 mentees)

Via Zoom, Link will be sent in your registration confirmation.

Women in Public Affairs (WIPA) Mentorship Program

This is a unique opportunity to work with successful senior professionals working across the public affairs industry.

Space will be limited with mentees matched based on the preferences of the mentee and the experience of the mentor. We encourage mentees to be very specific in their applications about what the areas of expertise and traits they are looking for.

Join us over the next few months for discussions covering a variety of topics, including career path recommendations and moves, virtual interviews, work-life balance, and what the ‘new normal’ is looking like for public affairs.

Time commitment for mentees is approximately 2 hours a month for the duration of the 4-month program. While there is no fee to apply, we will be asking successful candidates consider a donation of $25 to support three local charities: