Partners for Growth - Mentorship Project for Women
275 Charlotte Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Partners for Growth is designed to increase the participation of women as decision-makers in community based organizations in Cape Breton. The Cape Breton Partnership considers this project an important step for young professional women from both rural and urban communities in Cape Breton to develop their leadership skills, and initiate and enhance their involvement in community organizations.
The target population for this project is young women from both rural and urban communities in Cape Breton between the ages of 21 and 40 who are:
- looking to develop leadership skills and enhance their involvement in community organizations; and,
- not currently involved in civic activity or community organizations.
Mentors will be selected on the basis of their:
- interest in participating in the program;
- place of employment and their ability to influence policy and decision making within their workplace; and,
- community volunteer efforts including work as a member of boards of directors.
Through the selection process, attempts will be made to ensure that mentees will be matched to mentors whose expertise and experience align with the goals of the mentees.
A suitable mentor is a woman working in a senior decision making role at a community organization or sitting on the board of directors of a community organization. A mentee is a young woman just entering the workforce or a student at a post- secondary institution with little current civic engagement but looking to develop civic engagement, leadership and decision making capabilities.
Applications to participate in this project as a Mentor or Mentee can be found here.