Welcome to Business of Inclusion a podcast from the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council. On the pod, we’ll bring you topics that affect the Greater Toronto Area’s employers and it's increasingly diverse workforce.
Keys to Success: Crafting a Fulfilling Mentoring Partnership
Dive into the world of mentorship with our latest Business of Inclusion Podcast episode! Our host Albert Ko is joined by Amir Tamari, Senior Counsel, Manulife, and Vivian Li, AVP Regional Head Distribution Compliance, Manulife Investment Management, as they share their personal journeys, the joys of mentoring, and the transformative benefits they've experienced. Discover the secrets to a successful mentoring partnership, including the importance of open communication, challenging myths about mentorship, and embracing the reciprocal nature that fuels growth for both mentors and mentees. Tune in now for valuable insights that will redefine your perspective on mentorship!
Leading by Change: Inspiring Immigrant Women
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we feature two inspiring immigrant women leaders and recognize their achievements and contributions. Listen to this episode as Kate Lam, Program Coordinator, Employer Partner Relations and Mentor Recruitment at TRIEC engages in a conversation with Raunica Ahluwalia, Professor, School of Marketing at Seneca Polytechnic, who transitioned from a TRIEC Mentoring Partnership (TMP) mentee to a mentor, and Karen Johnson, Co-Chair, Partnership and Finance at the Black Female Accounts Network, and an accomplished TRIEC Professional Immigrant Network (PINs) leader. They share insights into their career journeys before and after coming to Canada, their active involvement with TRIEC’s programs, and offer valuable advice for immigrant women taking on leadership roles while building their careers in Canada.
The Mentoring Experience
Mentoring is a valuable resource for immigrants to understand the Canadian labour market and gain insights for their job search. But how does it work and what is it actually like to have a mentor? Listen to our latest episode as Albert Ko talks to TRIEC Mentoring Partnership (TMP) mentor, Richard Burjaw, and his mentee, Norman Wijaya about their partnership and experience in the program.
Championing Immigrant Inclusion in Organizations
Almost 50% of people living in the GTA were born outside of Canada, yet that number is not reflected in Executive positions in Toronto’s workplaces. In this season finale episode, Adwoa K. Buahene, CEO, TRIEC, spoke with Zahra Jadavji, Managing Director, Technology Health & Public Service, Canada and Managing Director, Inclusion & Diversity, Canada, about Accenture Canada’s inclusion initiatives, and best practices that other organizations can implement within their own workplaces and teams.
Role of ERGs in Immigrant Inclusion
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) play a vital role in helping an organization’s employees integrate into the workplace, learn about the organization culture, and build their networks. They can also be a vital resource for newcomers and/or immigrant professionals to connect with other professionals from the same background within the organization, or to showcase their abilities to their colleagues and managers. In this episode, Diane Williams-Tyrrell and Gail Strachan discusses their experience with ERGs and how they benefit an organization and their employees.
Impact of Mentoring on Immigrants’ Careers
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to acknowledge the immense contribution of our mentors in the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program who support immigrant professionals in building their careers in Canada. In the latest episode of the Business of Inclusion podcast, Dalia Farra speaks to one of our “super-mentors,” Iad Abdulrahman and his mentee, Khaled Abo Khair, about their mentoring journey, the benefits for both of them through the partnership, and why it can be so rewarding.
You can also find out more about the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program here - https://mentoringpartnership.ca