Professional Mentoring Program

We are excited to announce that our Professional Mentoring Program for 2024 is now using an online platform that is powered by MentorCity. This platform makes it easy to connect mentors and protégés from all over the province and territory to make meaningful mentoring relationships.

Professional Mentoring Program 2024 Cohort 2 – Info session (June 17th, 2024) – Register here. See below for Cohort 2 timeline.

The platform will elevate your experience, providing a mentoring journey with greater autonomy and transparency for participants, and will allow for more a smoother and more seamless experience. 

The Professional Mentoring Program (PMP) is driven by a singular purpose – fostering your professional development and meaningful career growth. Whether you are a newcomer to the field of HR, a mid-level practitioner, or a senior-level HR professional, the PMP can support you to expand, refine, and build new skills.

If you have never participated in a mentoring program or wish to learn more about the role & responsibilities of a mentor or protégé and some of the new features for our 2024 program, please read our Professional Mentoring Program Information & FAQ Guide.

Timeline/Key Dates:

Cohort 1

  • February 19th – June 18th – 4 month mentoring cohort #1 begins

Cohort 2

  • June 24th – July 5th – Applications open for mentors and proteges via our online store
  • July 8th – 12th – Mentors and Proteges are given access to the MentorCity program to build out their mentor or protégé profiles
  • July 15th – 31st – Self-matching opens in MentorCity
  • July 31st – Deadline for finding and accepting a match in MentorCity
  • August 1st- December 2nd – 4 month mentoring cohort #2 begins

Info Session Recording

We will be offering an online information session to explain the new platform as well as the many improvements based on member feedback. This info session will be offered Monday, June 17, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (registration from May 21st to June 14th). Attending an info session is not mandatory to apply to the program, however they will be helpful to set you up for success. We encourage only new participants/participants seeking new match, to participate in our upcoming informational sessions which will allow you to hear more details and ask any questions you may have before applying.

Here is the recording from the January 8, 2024 info session.

You can click here to download the presentation.

What’s New: 

  • The Professional Mentoring Program will be administered through an online platform
  • As always we encourage everyone to apply and express their interest in either being a mentor or a protégé or both; it’s a great opportunity to create new connections. The program length has been shortened to four months and a second intake will be added.
  • Participants will enjoy increased autonomy in choosing and agreeing to a match.
  • The online platform is designed to be user-friendly and equipped to facilitate a seamless mentoring process throughout your entire mentoring relationship. 
  • Mentors may choose to mentor a student 1:1 rather than in a cohort format.
  • If you are a participant from Cohort 1 (Feb-June), and wish to continue with your match you can continue your relationship outside this platform and do not need to re-apply or utilize the mentorcity platform. Only reapply if you want to be matched with someone new.

The application processing fee: 

For Mentors: no charge 

For Protégé: $35 for General and CPHR members and $25 for Student members 

To stay informed about the program, as well as program deadlines, please monitor our website and be on the lookout for communications from your Member Relations Managers via their regional email newsletters. Additionally, we encourage you to participate in our upcoming informational sessions which will allow you to hear more details and ask any questions you may have before applying. 

Please send your questions to the PMP Manager.