Mentoring is about harnessing the philanthropic sector’s skills to benefit the next generation of fundraising leaders!

To improve our services to members, we implemented a free mentoring scheme. We developed a new way of supporting you as you seek professional skills by allowing you to be supported by a mentor: an experienced professional who conforms to our code of ethics.

The mentor aims to develop excellence standards to make you a better philanthropy professional. He or she has a number of different objectives:

  • Build your confidence
  • Help clarify the goals you are pursuing
  • Help you develop to your full potential
  • Offer counsel on the basis of shared confidential information
  • Provide new knowledge
  • Expand your network

The mentor’s main role is not to find the answer to your questions, but to prompt you to think differently and evolve in a new and better direction. His or her actions are concerned with both your social skills and your well-being.

2018-2019 Program

The recently launched 2018-2019 Mentoring Program has led to several new pairings. While the call for candidates is now closed, we encourage you to learn more about the program and contact us if you wish to become a mentor or mentee.

2018-2019 Program Details Submit a mentorship application

Our 2018-2019 mentors

Nicole Beaulieu

Nicole Beaulieu

Vice-President, Philanthropic Development – Quebec

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Robert Kleinmann

Robert Kleinmann

Director

The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal

Helen Fortin

Helen Fortin

Director

Fraser-Hickson Institute

Élaine Lalonde

Élaine Lalonde

Development Consultant

Global Philanthropic

Élise Monaghan-Joubert

Élise Monaghan-Joubert

Director of Development

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)

Wassila Yassine

Wassila Yassine

Director

Fondation Cité de la Santé

Nathalie Samson

Nathalie Samson

Assistant General Director

Fondation Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis

Sean Zikman

Sean Zikman

Director, Philanthropy

Habilitas Foundation