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2011 ALLIES Mentoring Conference: Learn + Lead
May 5-6, 2011

Mentoring is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to connect skilled immigrants with established Canadian professionals in the same or related occupation. And it works – many skilled immigrants have found employment using the skills and connections gained through the mentoring relationship.

On May 5 and 6, join us in Calgary to celebrate the successes of current mentoring initiatives, explore new opportunities, and learn how mentoring is impacting the lives of skilled immigrants across the country.

The 2011 ALLIES Mentoring Conference is your chance to learn about innovative practices on mentoring from immigrant employment councils, employers and service delivery agencies from over 15 cities across Canada. It is also an excellent opportunity for you to network with your colleagues and explore solutions with mentoring practitioners.

  • Listen to a variety of civic leaders, top employers and immigration experts including:
    • His Worship Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of the City of Calgary – Mentor City: Strengthening Our Cities
    • Teri Currie, Senior HR Executive, TD Bank – How We Made Mentoring Work for Us
    • Alan Broadbent and Tim Brodhead, two of Canada’s leading philanthropists in conversation on building effective collaborations, risk taking and scaling up – Tools for Building Effective Organizations
    • Naomi Alboim, immigration expert – discussing the latest immigration trends and recommendations
    • Mike Lipkin, motivational speaker and coach – inspiring us to continue our work
    • Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree – Global Crossings: The Mentoring Route
      and Closing Remarks
  • Hear directly from mentees and mentors about their personal mentoring experiences and the impact mentoring relationships have had on their lives
  • Employer panel discussion featuring KPMG, the City of Calgary, 3M and TD Bank, sharing experiences on how mentoring has impacted their companies
  • Interactive roundtable discussions on common mentoring issues and challenges as well as the opportunity to talk about innovative solutions and plot of plan of action for each city region
  • Marketplace of mentoring programs, tools and strategies that are implemented across the country, including mentoring for entrepreneurs, peer-to-peer mentoring, e-mentoring and using technology to improve mentoring relationships

The 2011 ALLIES Mentoring Conference is funded in part by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and TD Bank. We would also like to thank the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council for their assistance.