Immigrant Women Integration Program – Volunteer Mentor

Overview of the IWIP Program

The Immigrant Women Integration Program (IWIP) is a FREE 8 month intensive leadership development opportunity to pursue any of the following goal paths: Post-secondary Education, Increased Employability or Independence. Due to the pandemic, we have successfully transitioned IWIP to an online platform. We are embracing the digital platform in how we learn, engage with one another, and build connections with one another and the greater community. 

Click here to visit the Immigrant Women Integration Program webpage to learn more about IWIP.  

IWIP Mentorship Program

The IWIP Mentorship Program is in its inaugural year. This program provides one-to-one mentorship with IWIP participants.

IWIP Mentors: 

  • Provide active listening, coaching, support, and guidance to mentee regarding career preparation and goal setting, as well as build their professional network, and help create strategies to transition to and maintain employment.  
  • Use a lens of equity and anti-oppression to build a supportive and trusting relationship with the mentee.   
  • Share industry knowledge, resources, and connections using your direct experience working in the Canadian context.   

IWIP Mentors receive a rewarding volunteer experience by building professional relationships with women entering the field, enhancing professional development opportunities, and supporting the transition and integration of immigrant women to the sector.  

Time Commitment

The time commitment for this volunteer opportunity is 8 months.

  • November to January– one to two trainings and meet ups per month focused on preparation for mentorship.
  • February to July– one-to-one mentorship with an IWIP participant and group learning – approximately 1 – 2 hours per week, with occasional additional events or meet-ups. Mentors and mentees can agree to a mutual agreeable time to connect.

During the pandemic, all programming will be remote until further notice.

Qualifications for Volunteer Mentors

  • Minimum one year experience engaging in the social purpose, social services or community-based sector in Canada (i.e. employment, advocacy, volunteering).
  • Desire to support immigrant women as they strengthen their community leadership capacity and launch their careers in the social purpose sector.
  • Access to reliable internet and phone with moderate technical skills.
  • Commit to the role for 8 months (November 2020 to July 2021)


To apply to be a Volunteer Mentor, click here to fill out the Application Form

Questions? Contact Mary Campbell at or by phone at 647-493-2462 x125