University of Toronto recognized for mentorship work with skilled newcomers

Margaret Eaton, Rosie Parnass, Beverly Kahn and Joan Andrew at the TRIEC Awards

The University of Toronto (U of T) has been honoured for its work mentoring skilled newcomers to Canada.

At a January 25 event, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) recognized organizations, which actively participate in its Mentoring Partnership program.

U of T provided mentors to 100 newcomer professionals.

“It is very rewarding to be recognized for reaching this important milestone,” said Beverly Kahn, mentoring coordinator and a career services coordinator at the University of Toronto.

“Our volunteer mentors tell us that they appreciate being able to help others in their journey of finding work experience in Canada,” Kahn says. “Together, we are all making a difference in the lives of foreign-trained professionals and I am proud of our contribution.”

Get involved

Any U of T employees who would like to get involved as a mentor is encouraged to attend an information session:

Monday, March 6, 2017
1 to 2 p.m.
215 Huron Street, 6th Floor, St. George campus

To register for this session or to find out more, please contact:

Beverly Kahn
Phone: 416.978.0995

Find more information about TRIEC:

Media release: Leaders helping leaders – GTA program celebrates the impact of mentoring on newcomers
Twitter: @TRIEC

Photo (left to right): Margaret Eaton, executive director, TRIEC; Rosie Parnass, executive director, Organizational Development & Learning Centre, U of T; Beverly Kahn, mentoring and career services coordinator, U of T; and, Joan Andrew, board member, TRIEC.