Mentorship Circles

Since its launch in 2016, over 90 womxn have gained formal mentorship through WCT-NCR’s Mentorship Circle programming – reinforcing a culture of both mentorship and community in the heart of Canada. This is the only mentorship circle program being offered by a professional association to formally support women’s development and advancement here in the Nation’s Capital.

How it works: More perspective means more outcomes 

Over a six-month period, WCT-NCR connects groups of up to three mentees with one mentor over a six-month period to navigate core topic areas relevant to participants development goals.

Start 2021 with a plan 

WCT-NCR’s Mentorship Circle helps participants better navigate the current work environment while planning for a world beyond COVID through more perspective and a curriculum that addresses real systemic barriers women face in the workplace. The program will launch in the new year, ending in the summer of 2021.  

To apply to be a mentor or mentee in the 2021 program, please register for the platform and fill out the form.


Depuis son lancement en 2016, plus de 90 femmes ont bénéficié d'un mentorat formel grâce au programme du Cercle de mentorat du WCT-NCR, renforçant ainsi une culture de mentorat et de communauté au cœur du Canada. C'est le seul programme de cercle de mentorat offert par une association professionnelle pour soutenir officiellement le développement et l'avancement des femmes ici dans la capitale nationale.

Comment cela fonctionne-t-il ? Plus de perspective signifie plus de résultats

Sur une période de six mois, WCT-NCR met en relation des groupes de trois mentorés maximum avec un mentor sur une période de six mois afin de naviguer dans les principaux domaines thématiques pertinents pour les objectifs de développement des participants.

Commencer en 2021 avec un plan

Le cercle de mentorat du WCT-NCR aide les participants à mieux naviguer dans l'environnement de travail actuel tout en planifiant un monde au-delà de COVID grâce à une perspective plus large et un programme d'études qui aborde les véritables obstacles systémiques auxquels les femmes sont confrontées sur le lieu de travail. Le programme sera lancé au cours de la nouvelle année et se terminera à l'été 2021. 

Pour poser votre candidature en tant que mentor ou mentoré dans le cadre du programme 2021, veuillez vous inscrire à la plateforme et remplir le formulaire.


2019 Mentors

  • Chamika Ailapperuma, Senior Policy Advisor at Government of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic Development
  • Danelia B. Bolivar, Parliamentary Affairs Consultant
  • Della Vaslet-Thomson, Consultant
  • Donna Reid, Director of Marketing at March Networks
  • Erika Lalonde, Bilingual Communications Specialist at the University of Ottawa
  • Erin Blaskie, Director of Marketing at L-SPARK
  • Heather Bakken, Deputy Publisher & VP Growth at iPolitics
  • Jason DiTommaso, Strategic Partnerships at Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Kassia Clifford, Director of Marketing, Beauceron Security.
  • Kelly Rusk, Digital Director/Partner at Banfield
  • Kristal Felea, Executive Producer and Partner at Banfield Agency
  • Robyn Hulan, Chief of Staff at Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Army
  • Sara Kemp, Senior Vice President at Burson Cohn & Wolfe
  • Sharon Cheung, Communications Specialist, Public Affairs and Reputation Management at NAV CANADA
  • Vicki Iverson, CTO & Co-founder at Iversoft
  • Wendy Knight Agard, Squad Group Leader, Coach, Performance Consultant at Nokia

Past Mentors

  • Andrew Lee, VP, Client Services, IBM
  • Angella Goran, Founder, SokJok Inc.
  • Catherine Cano, President and General Manager, CPAC
  • Catherine Christie-Luff, Producer, Canadian Public Affairs Channel
  • Daniel Bernier, Partner, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
  • Douglas Duncan, Founder & Chairman of Mad Ads Interactive
  • Elizabeth Gray-Smith
  • Frank O'Dea, Co-Founder, Second Cup and Young Professionals In Training
  • Isabel Metcalfe, Owner, Public Affairs Counsel
  • Isabelle Perreault, Principal, Blueprint Transformation
  • Jack Burkom, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
  • Jackie King, Senior Vice President and General Manager, H & K Strategies
  • Janice McDonald, CEO, The Beacon Agency
  • Jo-Anne Polak, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, Canada Post
  • Joan Wright, President, Canadian Public Relations Society, Ottawa-Gatineau
  • Lena Trudeau, Director of Global Growth at Amazon
  • Kelly Kubrick, President and Owner, Online Authority
  • Katlyn Harrison, Senior Consultant, Summa Strategies Canada Inc.
  • Mary Burke-Cameron, Investment Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities
  • Matthew Gamble, Principal Technologist, EGATE Networks Inc.
  • Dr. Meenaakshi Gupta, Senior Director of Research and Policy, Information and Communications Technology Council
  • Melanie Coulson, Director of Content and Engagement, Canada 2020
  • Michelle McLean, Senior Vice-President, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Prakash Amirtharaj, Senior Director at Adobe
  • Rob Rosenfeld, Vice-President, National Capital Region, Morneau Shepell
  • Rosemary MacLellan, Vice-President, Strategy and Industry Affairs, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd
  • Sally Douglas, Deputy Publisher, iPolitics
  • Sandra Saric, Vice-President, Talent Innovation, ICTC
  • Sarah Goldfeder, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
  • Serge Blais, Director of Continuing Education, University of Ottawa