January 22, 2008 17:18 ET

Media Advisory: Live Demo of Award-Winning Speed Mentoring

Connecting new Canadians with employers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 22, 2008) - On Wednesday morning, January 23, ACCES Employment Services will conduct a live demonstration of its award-winning Speed Mentoring program, designed to link newcomers looking for employment with potential employers. During the live Speed Mentoring demonstration, CIBC will meet with 20 newcomers looking for work. The Honorable Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, will be congratulating CIBC on their important contribution to help new Canadians in Ontario succeed.

"I congratulate companies like CIBC that support worthwhile initiatives that help newcomers who are settling in Ontario and looking for opportunities that match their qualifications," said Minister Chan. "Speed Mentoring is a result-oriented program that is building connections between newcomers and employers."

Who: ACCES Employment Services, The Hon. Michael Chan, CIBC

What: Live demo of how Speed Mentoring works

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: 489 College Street, Suite 100 (ACCES Employment Services)

Speed Mentoring helps new Canadians overcome the obstacle of not having a strong network of professional contacts. Jobseekers meet with a mentor from their industry for 10 minutes and, at the ring of a bell, move to the next mentor. These high-powered, high-energy coaching sessions provide jobseekers inspiration, encouragement and valuable industry information and connections. Over 500 jobseekers have participated in some of ACCES' most successful speed mentoring events with Kraft Canada, Unilever, McKinsey&Co., Proctor & Gamble, Deloitte, CIBC, TD, Eli Lilly and others.

ACCES is a leader in connecting qualified personnel with employers. Each year, over 15,000 job seekers are served at our 5 locations across the GTA. ACCES is a non-profit charitable organization and receives funding from all levels of government, corporate sponsors and the United Way of Greater Toronto.

Contact Information

  • ACCES Employment Services
    Shawn Mintz
    Marketing and Communications manager
    (416) 917-4121