Employers awarded for mentoring prowess

1,500 newcomers helped

When the City of Toronto launched a mentorship program in 2004, it took an experimental approach. One-half of the 29 mentors only went online while the other half met face to face with proteg├ęs, also using supplemental phone calls and emails. It made for an interesting recognition ceremony at the end of the year, as many of the mentors and mentees met each other for the first time, said Cheryl Ogle, a program assistant at the staffing, workforce transition and employment equity division at the City of Toronto.

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