Indigenous Mentoring Day

The University of Toronto will be hosting our next Indigenous Mentoring Day on March 11, 2020.

This initiative matches members of the public who identify as Indigenous / Aboriginal Peoples of North America with experienced professionals from all three University of Toronto campuses. This experiential learning opportunity provides job seekers with unique career insights about working at U of T and its Indigenous community. Additionally, Indigenous lead organizations and employers will be present at First Nations House to discuss career opportunities during the networking session scheduled in the afternoon.

The Mentee Experience (Job Seekers)

You will spend the day learning and experiencing a career you’re interested in. Mentees will job-shadow their assigned U of T Mentor for the first half of the day, allowing them to ask questions and experience firsthand what a day in the life of their desired career has to offer. For the second half of the day, a networking session with Indigenous lead organizations and employers will hold place at First Nations House. Lunch will be provided!

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The Mentor Experience (Current Employees)

You will spend the morning with your mentee and allow them to shadow and learn about your work at U of T, tour your department, share specific aspects of your job and/or facilitate internal interactions with your colleagues. The second half of the day consists of a networking session for the mentees at First Nations House which we encourage all mentors to participate in. Lunch will be provided!

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For questions and assistance, please contact Yarlesha Anantharajah

All mentees will be entered into U of T’s talent pool and considered for future career opportunities at the University as applicable.

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.