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/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.
September - October
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 September 1st, and closes October 31st. We do not accept applications from parents on behalf of their children.
October - November
Matches between mentees and mentors are based on similar career 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.
November - June
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.
June - October
From June to October we will hold onboarding sessions
(1 hour), and mentors will complete the self-directed training program on Mentorship Canada (2 hours). We will also complete criminal record checks, and mentors will sign a confidentiality agreement. Mentors also have the option of joining She Connects committees if they want to get more involved.
October - November
Matches between mentees and mentors are based on similar career 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.
Mentor Program Timeline
April - June
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 April 1st and closes on June 30th.
November - June
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).
Have a question?
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