Our programs have been built with the input of women, youth, mentors, mentees, and our board to ensure we are meeting existing needs and filling the appropriate gaps. Our organization is fully run by volunteers who all want to build a positive community of women who support one another.
She Connects programs are inclusive to women, girls, and gender non-conforming folks of all identities.
Mentees join our program to better themselves through the act of connection. This means finding your personal power to achieve your goals and overcome obstacles, with the help and guidance of supportive women around you. Mentees are connected to mentors - women with varying life experiences - for support. Support can come in many ways - whether it's just an unbiased person who can give some advice, or listening to their stories and experiences to get some perspective. We foster a non-judgemental atmosphere, and hope to forge connections that extend beyond the mentorship relationship.
July 1 - August 15
Interested in joining our program as a mentee? Apply online using the button below. We will match you with a mentor who has similar interests and can support you throughout the program duration. Please note the mentee application opens July 1st, and closes August 15th. We do not accept applications from parents on behalf of their children.
September 1 -7
Matches between mentees and mentors are based on similar career interests, life interests, location/timezone, and specific focus areas. Our volunteer mentors are women in their 20s who are committed to supporting their mentees through whatever they are facing. You will be matched by September 7th.
September 8 - June 30
You'll meet with your mentor at least once a month for the duration of the program. We also organize a kick-off event with all the mentors and mentees, and throughout the year we host invite-only training sessions, events, and personal development workshops.
Mentee Program Timeline
Our mentors are all women with varying life experiences who strive to empower other women in their life's journey. As a mentor, you will be partnered with a younger female to help guide them through their individual stage of life. Guidance can be done through sharing your experiences, by being a person of trust, offering non-judgmental support and encouragement, role modeling, and/or by linking them to external resources or opportunities.
August 1 - 31
Throughout the month of August mentors will attend a 1 hour live training session,
complete the self-directed training program on Mentorship Canada (2 hours), complete a criminal record check form, and agree to our confidentiality agreement. Mentors also have the option of joining She Connects committees if they want to get more involved.
September 1 - 7
Matches between mentees and mentors are based on similar career/personal interests, location/ timezone, and specific focus areas. We will send out a survey prior to matching you with your mentee to get an idea of your interests, background, and subject areas you feel comfortable talking about with your mentee. You will be matched by September 7th.
Mentor Program Timeline
June 1 - 30
Are you passionate about supporting young women as they navigate high school and prepare for post-high-school life? She Connects is looking for women and non-binary mentors! Note, the application will open on June 1st and closes on June 30th. We will conduct meet & greet interviews throughout the month of July.
September 8 - June 30
You'll meet with your mentee at least once a month for the duration of the program. We also organize a kick-off event with all the mentors and mentees, and throughout the year we host invite-only training sessions, events, and personal development workshops (thus far, these have all been virtual).
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