Indigenous Mentoring Day Mentees


Starting at 9 a.m., you will spend the day learning and experiencing a career you’re interested in.

Mentees will job-shadow for the day, allowing them to ask questions and experience firsthand what a day in the life of their desired career has to offer. After a morning with your mentor, we invite all mentees and mentors to attend a lunch and networking event from 12 until 1:30 pm for the chance to meet with more mentors from different professional backgrounds. Michael White, Special Projects Officer with Indigenous Initiatives, and other Indigenous members of the U of T community will also share their employment experiences with attendees and offer further insights into life at the University. Following the lunch, you will connect back with your mentor for the remainder of the day.

All mentees will be entered into our talent pool for future career opportunities. For questions and assistance, please contact Yarlesha Anantharajah

We are seeking Indigenous / Aboriginal job seekers with:

  • A post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • The ability to work with mentors in a supportive and inclusive environment
  • Curiosity and candor

Mentee Registration

To register, complete the Mentee Application Form. You’ll receive updates on everything you need to know leading up to the event. Matches will be announced on September 23, 2019.

The mentee registration deadline is September 20, 2019.

Register as a mentee

Our Commitment:

The University of Toronto embraces the opportunity to engage with Indigenous communities and, together, lead the process of reconciliation. Hiring more Indigenous staff and recruiting more Indigenous students is an important step towards building an inclusive community where all members flourish.