The 2013 National Mentorship
Program is Now Accepting
About the Program
The National Mentorship Program is rooted in the success of the 2008 National
Young Leaders Mentorship pilot and the 2009 Canadian Business Owner Strategy
(CBOS) mentorship pilot. Mentors and mentees of both programs were
unanimous in their recommendation that Canadian Central invite wider
participation by offering a national mentorship program. Canadian Central acted
by launching the first National Mentorship Program in 2010.
2013 NMP at a Glance
The NMP offers two mentoring streams; Leadership and Commercial/Agriculture
- In 2013, the NMP drew in 50 participants in the
Leadership Stream and 20 in the Commercial/Agriculture Business Stream.
- Runs from April to October
- Time commitment: 2-4 hours per month plus preparation time
Here are some of the comments made by the participants:
“I would certainly recommend this program to others.
It opens your eyes to a broader credit union system and in doing so, you find
out that while there are differences, our challenges and vision are much the
"Great program! It is a unique opportunity and one that I would certainly
recommend to anyone with leadership aspirations."
“If you are serious about your development and taking it to the next level, this
is the program for you.”
“The National Mentorship Program is an excellent opportunity to mentor and
develop up and coming leaders in the Credit Union system - the value is not
just for the mentee but for the mentor as part of the overall learning
"The mentoring program is an excellent method of learning and sharing for
the credit union system. We have a culture of collaborating and this is one
more success that we can point to that demonstrates that
committment....Mentoring is by far one of the best tools we have to help our
employees achieve their potential."
If you’re a manager wondering about the suitability of this program for
specific employees; or if you’re a potential mentor or mentee, click here
to register for a free information webinar. You may also contact Joan
Ellis, NMP Co-ordinator at