We are proud to have Ontario Teachers’ join TRIEC Mentoring Partnership as an employer partner.
Ontario Teachers’ is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan with $221.2 billion in net assets. They pay pensions and invest plan assets on behalf of 331,000 working and retired teachers. They employ roughly 1,200 employees at their head office in Toronto, Canada and investment offices in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Adeola Adesola, Change Management Lead at Ontario Teachers’ shares why it’s important for them to be involved in TRIEC Mentoring Partnership.
Why did you decide to become an employer partner in TRIEC Mentoring Partnership?
Our organization understands the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. We believe that the partnership will enable us to take this a step further to help strengthen the broader pool of diverse talent looking to kick-start their careers here in Canada.
How do you think the program will help you meet your Community Engagement goals?
This program facilitates an opportunity for our employees to give back to the community and have a greater sense of engagement to the organization. In addition, mentorship is mutual – it also supports their own development – expanding their networks, learning new perspectives, enhancing their cultural competence and communication skills etc.
What benefits do you think your employees will gain from being mentors?
Employees who volunteer as mentors will provide a unique opportunity to significantly impact an immigrant’s professional life, helping them to make critical connections and gain skills that will set them up for career success. They would also indirectly gain coaching experience through a cultural diversity lens.
How will you promote mentoring to your employees?
We are using our Intranet page and Microsoft Teams platform to promote the mentoring program to our employees. We included quotes from some of our Senior Leaders in our communication messages to emphasize the importance of the program.
What would you say to another organization that is thinking about signing up for TRIEC Mentoring Partnership?
Go for it and do it! Any additional support that new immigrants can get will go a long way in strengthening the broader pool of diverse talent looking to kick-start their careers here in Canada.
To find out about TRIEC Mentoring Partnership’s other employer partners please visit our Employer Partner page.