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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 (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:

  • Black Women in Motion - This Toronto-based, youth-led organization "empowers and supports the advancement of black women and survivors of sexual violence" through training and advocacy work.
  • Women's Health in Women's Hands - This community health centre in Toronto provides care for women in African and Caribbean (as well as Latin American and South Asian) communities.
  • The Most Nurtured - The Most Nurtured is a Toronto-based holistic wellness program created for black women, by black women. The programming, which includes community yoga, panels, and workshops, is currently on pause due to COVID-19, but aims to help LGBTQ+, non-binary, and trans women connect with and become the most nurtured version of themselves.
Applications for the Summer 2020 WIPA Program are
now closed. Please check back in late October 2020.

You can view the Mentor bios here.

Past mentorship Events

Corporate Partners

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