Professional Mentorship

What is the APM program?

   The ACSioN Professional Mentorship (APM) program aims to facilitate the meaningful development of long-term, one-on-one relationships between established African-Canadian professionals and their younger counterparts - new professionals and career-minded students.

   Access to mentorship is one of the most critically-important variables which influences professional success. In the African-Canadian community, many professionals are ready to give back by offering valuable advice, yet few programs exist to make it possible for them to do so easily and efficiently. Through the APM program, the ACSioN Network is helping build the way towards a more robust professional African-Canadian community.

How can I get involved in the APM program?

For new mentors and mentees: Simply head over to our volunteer page to register as a mentor or mentee. We'll be in touch with you very soon with further details on the first steps to take to find your mentorship match!

Mentors benefit by gaining:

- Insights on new trends which affect your sector as it adapts to a new generation of professionals.

- Improved leadership skills as you learn how to transmit knowledge more effectively.

- The joy of accomplishment as you make a truly positive impact on your colleagues' professional development.

- A stronger network of peers, both in your sector and across different sectors.

Q. When is the best time for professionals to reconnect with their communities?

A. You guessed it: The time is also RIGHT NOW, while you can both make an impact and gain up-to-date insights on the future of our community!

Paying it forward pays dividends for you - and for the entire community.

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Mentees benefit by gaining:

- Wise perspectives and advice on how you can best shape your career trajectory.

- Experienced insights on how to build a personal sense of professionalism.

- A supportive, yet relatively impartial colleague whom you can get important feedback from.

- A stronger network of peers, both in your sector and across different sectors.

Q: When is the best time for university students to start developing their career options?

A: Working professionals and HR experts agree - the time is RIGHT NOW, while you're still in school!

It's never too early to start thinking about your future.

 

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