YMCA HBB Published: July 11, 2017
Depends on location and schedule of Mentor and Mentee
Job Type
YMCA Hamilton
All we ask is that you are an established professional as a legal assistant and can offer a bit of time and insight into the profession.
Opportunity Location(s)
Hamilton Central, Hamilton West, Hamilton East, Hamilton Mountain, Stoney Creek, Dundas, Ancaster
Age range
25 >
Training/Orientation is provided, along with resource support from the coordinator throughout the duration of the mentorship
Police Check Required
$15.00 and can be done online
Phone Number
905-526-8452 ext. 3407


The Community Connections program at the YMCA Hamilton connects newcomer professionals with mentors in the same profession.

The mentorship lasts 3 months, with mentors meeting in-person, or speaking with their mentee (by phone, Skype or via email) once per week.  Mentee newcomers look for information about their sector, such as:

Professional designations/licensing, and the process (where applicable);

Relevant Associations;

How to become more marketable in the Canadian labour market;

Increasing their professional network and connections;

Canadian workplace culture and employer expectations;

Feedback on their resume, cover letter, Linked In, etc. (ensure language/format is accurate and relevant)


The time commitment to be a Mentor isn't big, but the rewards are!

Mentoring is very rewarding work, as you can speak directly about your experience in the profession so that a newcomer can learn and plan their career path more effectively.

Our newcomer mentees are so eager to learn about the profession, and appreciate your time more than you can imagine.  Working with a mentor, mentees can learn in weeks what might have taken them years to uncover on their own!  But the biggest impact is on their confidence as they learn about how they fit into the sector, and feel more engaged in the profession.

It's very powerful, and you can learn about a new culture and perspective, too.

Dates and Times

Mentor recruitment is ongoing. Contact us now!
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