Immigrant Women Mentoring Network

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IWMN is a pilot mentorship program funded by Status of Women with a unique, strategic focus on immigrant women’s advancement into leadership roles.  The program supports women in career development planning as well as navigating the complex challenges they face every day in the workplace as immigrants.

As barriers are complex and experienced differently by each individual, advancement is also complex and unique.

This program tackles advancement with a multifaceted and flexible approach, targeting to empower women; in their advancement, enhance their leadership capacities, provide venues for networking, and develop intersectional intelligence of organizations.

The program connects participants to mentors and group mentoring events. It also provides engaged training sessions for building leadership skills tailored for immigrant women in diverse and complex workplaces in Canada.

Successful mentorships result in tremendous benefits for mentors, mentees, and the employer. They build social and professional networks for mentees, strengthen career coaching and leadership skills of mentors, and increase both parties’ competency in cross-cultural communication and workplace diversity.

The program is led by OCISO Career Mentorship in collaboration with; Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, BMO, Alterna Savings, Immigrant Women Services Ottawa, Woman’s Business Network, City for All Women Initiative, and Carleton University

For information to join the pilot as a Mentee or Mentor contact:

Karyn Steer
CED Manager
ksteer@ociso.org
613-725-5671 ext.297

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Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.