Staff and residents of the City of Toronto’s Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants Program recognized -a joint initiative with TRIEC’s Mentoring Partnership
Members of the Toronto Public Service and Toronto residents were recognized this evening for their participation in the City of Toronto’s annual Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants Program.
“With Toronto being one of the most diverse cities in the world, it is important that we continue to provide accessible and equitable programs and services to Toronto residents,” said Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport). By providing a valuable mentorship experience to highly educated newcomers, we are breaking down barriers that skilled immigrants face and are helping to build an inclusive society.”
The City of Toronto was one of five corporate partners recognized in the past for its leadership in mentor recruitment. More than 860 skilled immigrants have been mentored by City staff since the program began in 2004.
“I want to commend members of the Toronto Public Service for their dedication and commitment to this important program,” said City Manager Joe Pennachetti. “As an employer, we are committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve at all levels of the workforce, and to achieving a positive workplace based on equity and human rights principles and practices.”
The Profession to Profession Mentoring Immigrants Program is a joint initiative with the Mentoring Partnership, a Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) program, and delivered with 13 community partners.