A mentor may help you reach your professional goals!



How does the program work?

Identify your goals

Set your professional goals through answering guided questions in the workbook provided and create a Mentee Profile. 

To guide you through the workbook, watch 2 FREE recorded webinars:
Matching process CAOT will review your goals, professional interests, and area of practice to provide you with a list of mentors and their profiles within 10 business days. Review the Mentor Profiles and provide  CAOT with your top three choices for mentors. CAOT will then match you with one of your top three mentor choices and connect you with him or her via email.
Meet your mentor Discuss with your mentor your goals, what form of communication you will use and fill out a mentorship agreement. It is helpful to share your completed workbook with your mentor!
Months 1 to 3: Communicate with your mentor at least twice per month (at least one of these should be telephone, video calling or face to face).
Months 4 to 6: Communicate with your mentor at least once per month.
End Receive a certificate of completion for your portfolio.

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Experience of past mentees:

“My experience has been much more than I ever expected. It has been challenging, rewarding, exhilarating, and inspiring. I do not have any onsite OTs at my worksite, so I was really feeling lost and overwhelmed. My mentor has helped me look at the both the big picture and the little picture. I am so grateful for the connection we have made.”

“My short-term goal was to gain more work hours. My mentor gave me the “push” I needed to apply. I was not very hopeful about getting in but with her encouragement, I applied and I got an offer of employment! As an IEOT, I have gained more confidence and clarity in my career path here in Canada, all thanks to the program and to my awesome mentor!”

 “Working in a new and challenging position as a fairly recent grad, my mentor was able to relate his own early work experience to how I was feeling. I found it easy to talk with my mentor about specific questions, but also discuss about my decision-making process.”

 “I love how we are both so passionate about occupational therapy! We talk for nearly 2 hours without even a pause for a break in the conversation. I feel like I can ask my mentor things that I can't at my job. It feels very comfortable.”

“Just as I was starting my first session with a mentor I had a job interview offer that was in a different field than I wanted to enter.  My mentor encouraged me to give my best to the interview process and supported me by reviewing my resume and sharing with me her own past experience of how transferable skills and new realizations were gained through the job experience. I ended up getting the job and I look forward to learning and growing professionally and personally through this opportunity.”

“It has been enriching to meet with a mentor who has an abundance of diverse experience in areas that overlap with my experience and anticipated trajectory. Her words always ring true and remind me to pay attention to things I did not anticipate or had forgotten that I know.”
 

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