Are you an employer interested in exploring workplace diversity and expanding your employee engagement strategies? Are you interested in strengthening your knowledge of inclusive employment while providing a short-term mentorship opportunity to a person experiencing a disability? Consider becoming a MentorAbility Canada mentor!
MentorAbility Canada is a national supported employment initiative that facilitates unique, short-term mentoring opportunities between employers and people experiencing a disability. By providing and celebrating successful mentoring experiences in communities across Canada, this initiative is part of a national effort to promote the employment of Canadians experiencing disability.
The MentorAbility Canada team will help match employers with a skilled person experiencing a disability (the protégé) for a short mentoring experience that could last from 1 hour to 1 day. The protégé is interested in learning more about a career in your sector.
As a participating employer, you will be supported throughout the process by skilled employment professionals. MentorAbility is free and there is no expectation of a job offer.
By becoming a MentorAbility Canada employer-mentor you will:
- Gain awareness of a new talent pool: Through this experience, you and your staff can discover how to tap into a skilled pool of candidates who experience a disability.
- Develop new employee engagement and inclusion skills: By participating in the MentorAbility Canada initiative, you will gain knowledge and skills to help you integrate job seekers with disabilities in your workplace.
- Provide your staff with professional development opportunities: Mentoring a person interested in a career in your sector provides a valuable professional development opportunity for staff.
- Expand your network: Develop strong working relationships with local employment service providers who can help you tap into competent future talent pools and connect with the MentorAbility network at large.
- Promote your work through MentorAbility Canada provincially and nationally: Participating employers demonstrate community leadership and a commitment to workplace inclusion. You will be recognized as contributing to a national effort to promote the employment and empowerment of Canadians experiencing disabilities.