2 - 5 months
Community & Care
Skills you would develop
About the position
Want to connect with Canadian community? Interested in meeting new people from varied backgrounds and cultures?
Join CultureLink and Harbourfront Centre in a spring online mentoring program for newcomers!
Harbourfront Centre, a leading arts and culture organization in Toronto is partnering with CultureLink, a leading newcomer settlement organization in Toronto to provide free online social programs to get to know your community and build your network.
How the program operates:
As a selected mentee (newcomer to Canada):
You will be matched with 1 or 2 other newcomers and a mentor as part of a mentoring circle.
You will attend virtual training sessions and an online meet and greet.
You will actively participate in your circle through weekly online meetings, with the discussion topics to be arranged with your mentoring circle.
Your circle topics can be as varied as practicing English, conversation about each other's culture through art, music, food, celebrations, holidays, virtual tours about Toronto's iconic institutions, festivals, and neighbourhoods, job search and interview techniques, and how to navigate the TTC and GO Transit, etc.
What we expect from you:
A commitment of 35 hours (between April through July, 2021) of active participation.
Preparing for your circle meetings by doing the reading, research, activities or other homework your mentor will ask of you.
We expect a professional, courteous, respectful approach with everyone in this program. An openness, curiosity, and willingness to learn about other people, cultures, languages, and thinking. Flexibility and patience while working with your circle and program staff.
About the organization
CultureLink is a settlement and community organization with more than 30 years’ experience in developing and delivering services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Our team of more than 70 staff members, speaking more than 30 languages, is dedicated, knowledgeable, and multicultural. We serve between 10,000 and 12,000 participants on average each year.
As a volunteer, you will learn about new cultures, food, traditions, and ways of seeing the world. You will meet diverse people from all over the city to build your social and business network. You might even make a new friend or two!