“My favourite part about being a mentor is helping others. I like to provide an accurate view of life in Canada for new immigrants and help them succeed so that they too are able to give back.”
Compassionate. Encouraging. Committed. These are just some of the many glowing attributes used to describe Nadine. Nadine is a volunteer mentor with Canada InfoNet, JVS Toronto’s pre-arrival employment acceleration and mentoring program serving international professionals immigrating to Canada.
A Project Manager by profession, Nadine’s outcome-oriented nature shines through with every new mentoring partnership. She begins by taking the time to understand her mentees’ challenges and goals, tailoring her guidance accordingly. Nadine follows a carefully measured approach to ensure that, each week, her mentees are making strides according to plan.
As a volunteer with Canada InfoNet, her exceptional contribution has helped 10 immigrating professionals and their families transition smoothly into new lives in Canada. The best way to summarize Nadine’s contribution is through the words of one of her mentees, “Nadine has been absolutely amazing. She gave me important tips on job hunting, networking, Canadian work culture, employee and manager relationships, and even daycare advice. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor.”