PINs Workshop: Taking your mentoring to the next level

Event Details:

Date: January 24, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who should attend:

Network leaders, Partners

Organized by:


Mentoring has been proven to be an effective way in connecting jobs seekers to employment. It can be helpful for your members to build their professional networks, work on their soft skills and help them connect to people and employment. However, mentoring can be offered in so many different ways. Whether you’re an association interested in starting a mentoring program or you have already established one, this workshop will help you bring your mentoring and your members involved to the next level!

Join us as we learn about:

  • The building blocks and process to start up a mentoring program
  • The various models of mentoring
  • Best practices and lessons learned from different mentoring programs
  • How mentoring can be helpful in connecting your members to employment


Guest speakers:

  • Monica Anne Brennan – Senior Manager, The Mentoring Partnership program
  • Debroy Chan – Manager, Community Services and Community Lead, JVS Toronto


Who should attend: Any PINs leaders and Partners.

Due to space limitations 2 representatives per organization is allowed at this time. Additional representatives can be placed on a waiting list. Please contact Rohit Singh to be placed on the waiting list.




9:00 am

Registration & networking

9:20 am

Welcome remarks from PINs team and venue host Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office

9:30 am      

Mentoring  Basics

  • The Mentoring Partnership
  • Building blocks fo a successful program
  • Lessons learned

12:00 pm

Lunch break and Networking

1:00 pm      

Mentoring best practices

  • Different mentoring models (one-on-one vs. group mentoring)
  • Lessons learned
  • Tools and resources to help your mentoring program

2:00 pm       

Roundtable Discussions and best practice sharing

3:00 pm

Roundtable discussion debrief

3:15 pm

Announcements, final remarks

3:30 pm



Registration Deadline:

January 19, 2015


Space is limited so please register early.

Contact details for the event:

For further details, please contact Rohit Singh at or Monina Febria at