New National Mentorship Program

Following a successful pilot in our Toronto Chapter, the CIO Association of Canada is delighted to announce the launch of a National Mentorship Program.  As a core part of our mission at CIOCAN is to facilitate executive development and to collaborate on issues facing CIOs/IT Executives, a Mentorship program, free to all CIOCAN members, continues to demonstrate our dedication to growing and supporting current and emerging IT leaders. 

The purpose of this program is to enhance the value of your membership in the CIOCAN Association, enabling another channel for your growth and development.  By participating in this program, as a Mentor, Mentee, or both, you can be confident the experience will bring exposure to ideas and perspectives intended to cultivate a more powerful you.  Whether you are a Mentor or a Mentee, the gift of giving and receiving is invaluable, a platform for professional exchange and mutual learning is at the foundation of this program.

We are now inviting submissions of interest, to participate as a Mentor or Mentee simply fill out the brief  Mentor or Mentee form.  We will be taking applications starting January 2018, then subsequently going through a process to match the Mentee with the best fit Mentor, based on the identified goals and desired outcomes for their development.   In most cases we will be matching participants based on their location, and where challenging, or by request of the Mentee, we may match a participant with someone outside of their location. Participating in the mentorship program is a benefit of membership in CIOCAN.  If you wish to participate, click here to join.


Participants Can Expect and Need to Know:

  • The duration of the engagement will be six months, with a minimum of 6 scheduled interactions during that period.  At the discretion of both parties more interactions are encouraged
  • The process to match appropriately will be directly influenced by the transparency each party exercises in completing the submission of interest form, be complete and candid
  • Each party will be bound by confidentiality as outlined in the Mentorship Agreement
  • CIOCAN will be collecting feedback on the program process and experience for both the Mentor and Mentee

High Level Responsibilities

To participate CIOCAN members should simply fill out the brief  Mentor or Mentee form. Please note, if you would like to be both a Mentor and a Mentee you will need to complete the registration form for each role.