Ontario Branch Mentorship Program

Program Goals:

The CWRA Ontario Branch Mentorship Program is intended to provide value to newer members of the CWRA, increase professional engagement in water management activities and in CWRA activities, and build long term connections among members of CWRA. The program allows for the transfer of information among generations of professionals in water resources. The Ontario mentorship program is affiliated with national CWRA mentorship activities.

Mentorship Program Structure:

The 2019/20 program session will run from October 2019 – May 2020. This mentoring program emphasizes building connections among all participants through group meetings that will develop a network of mentoring connections with experienced mentors and peers. The meeting schedule and some activities will be based on specific mentee interests, including meeting speakers. Mentees are expected to respond to meeting date polls, attend group meetings through the end of the session, fill out the feedback survey, and be proactive in communicating their mentoring needs.

Group meetings will be held at a location in Toronto that is accessible from the TTC and has parking nearby. Group meeting activities might include speed mentoring, speaker nights, and resume feedback discussion, but will be determined based on mentee group needs.

Applicants in Ontario from outside of the GTA are encouraged to participate. Program coordinators will work with them separately to find resources and contacts for their locations.

Program participants are encouraged to meet with members of the mentoring network outside group meetings. All participants will be encouraged to attend CWRA and other water-related events.

After the final meeting, all participants will be surveyed about their experiences in the program and ideas for improvement will be reincorporated in the next mentoring session.  Participants from past programs will be encouraged to attend some group meetings, and program participants will be encouraged to participate in future programs.

Please email any questions to on@cwra.org.

Apply to the Ontario Branch Mentorship Program:
Please fill out the survey form by September 30th, 2019 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WWTNXXN