Mentor Highlight: Celia Oliveiria

Mentor Highlight: Celia Oliveiria By Gayatri Gadre, Volunteer, Mentoring for Change Program The Mentoring for Change program at Skills for Change has 25 years positive track record of connecting skilled internationally educated professionals with industry-specific mentors. In our mentor high series, we want to feature Celia Oliveira, a former mentee at Skills for Change who is now giving back to the community as a mentor for Canadian newcomers. Celia is a national general manager at Modern Niagara. Read below Celia’s…

Softchoice Youth Mentoring Event

Softchoice Youth Mentoring Event   By Shantal Small, Events and Digital Marketing Assistant (Summer Student) Shantal is a summer student part of the Canada Summer Jobs Student program, working as an Events and Digital Marketing Assistant at Skills for Change for Summer 2018. She currently studies within the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University and hopes to one day pursue a career in Social Work and Community Justice Services.    Last Friday, I attended the…

Mentoring Month at Skills for Change

For over 25 years, Mentoring for Change has engaged volunteers from business communities to support immigrants and refugees to establish themselves in Canada. After all these years, we stand by that – Mentoring matters.   Mentoring matters to newcomer professionals to strengthen their communication skills and find a job in their area of expertise. With their mentor’s support, these professionals can better understand the Canadian labour market and learn to access the hidden job market.…