National Mentor Development Program

Women and gender diverse individuals in the final year of their apprenticeship or who are certified journeypersons may apply. We recognize the distinct barriers faced by women and gender-diverse people from multiply-marginalized backgrounds in accessing this type of training. Those from diverse backgrounds (who are newcomers, identify as 2SLGBTQQIA+, have a disability, or who are Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour) are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Form for Mentor Development Participants

Applications for the September 2024 cohort have now closed. Stay tuned for information on the Feb 2025 cohort.

There are 5 modules that will take place throughout the program.

  • Mentorship vision: Setting the course
  • Crafting Connection: Building Strong Mentorships
  • Navigating Dialogue: Effective Mentorship Communication
  • Wellness and Work: Fostering a Supportive Environment
  • Passing the Torch: Knowledge, Careers and Celebrations

Every participant who completes the mandatory requirements will receive a CAF-FCA Certificate of Completion.  Mandatory requirements include:

  • Participating in virtual discussions
  • Writing and posting in the Discussion Forum
  • Writing journal entries reflecting upon what was learned
  • Producing a self-reflection based final assignment focused on leadership (essay, Power Point, video, etc.)

Applications will be reviewed by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. Those accepted into the program will be emailed by July 22, 2024.

Those interested in applying to the National Mentor Development Program are asked to provide the following information: