Together we can utilize mentoring as an effective tool to help neutralize gender bias and build strong support networks and personal connections. As best we can, we will match mentors to mentees in the preferred area of interest of both parties.
Applications for the Mentor Match Program for 2020 - 2021 are now closed. Applications for the 2021 - 2022 program will open in May 2022. Thank you to all who applied.
Special Note: The Mentor Match program is for WIFT-AT members. Currently, payment for all membership fees and renewal fees are postponed until June 30, 2020. This means you can become a member or renew your membership with no payment expected till June 30.
2020 Call for Mentee Applications Timeline
June 15th: Deadline for applications
The week of June 22: Matches announced
The WIFT-AT Mentor Match program is open to WIFT-AT members in good standing. To become a member visit https://www.wift-at.com/membership
Though we thank all prospective mentees who apply, priority will be given to applications from those who reside in the Atlantic provinces.
Please respond by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “WIFT-AT Mentor Match - Application” and submit the following:
One-page Letter of Intent. Your letter should include your top three mentor selections, as well as an explanation of why you chose them. Speak to what you want to gain from the program, your past experience with work or volunteering, and anything else you think is relevant (250words/one-page maximum).
Short Biography (150 words maximum).
Resume (2 pages maximum).
Please submit your application documents in pdf format, and ensure that the files are named appropriately (i.e. “YourName_Bio”, “YourName_CV”, “YourName_Letter”).
There are a limited number of sponsored memberships available for applicants for whom the membership fee would be a barrier to applying. Applicants should specify in their Letter of Intent that sponsorship of their membership would be a help to them.
Click here to see the list of available mentors, and please ensure that you address the reasons behind your three choices in your letter of intent.
The number of mentors available is the deciding factor of how many mentees will be accepted into the program. If accepted, we will try our best to match you with one of your top three mentors, however, there is no guarantee that you will be paired with your top choice.