Housing Professionals Mentorship Program

about

The Housing Professional Mentorship Program is designed to connect experienced housing professionals with those who are ready to take the next step in their professional journey, or graduate students whose research is focused on housing or homelessness in Canada. The program began in 2018 with 28 mentor/mentee matches. 

goals

Knowledge transfer, building strategic networks, building community, enhancing leadership competencies, and sector capacity growth. 

what

Comprehensive learning, leadership development and mentorship to:

  • Ignite passion and interest in housing;
  • Further develop careers in housing;
  • Develop leadership competencies; and, 
  • Enhance knowledge around core housing themes:
    • Housing Policy
    • Asset Management & Development
    • Operations
    • Delivering Services
    • Business (Finance, Strategy, Organizational Development)
       

eligibility

To participate in the Housing Professionals Mentorship Program, you (or your organization) must be a member of Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA), CIH Canada, or Housing Partnership Canada (HPC) in good standing.  Potential mentees must currently be employed in the housing/homelessness sector or in a graduate program doing research on housing or homelessness.  Mentors may be employed or recently retired from the sector.

Your organization must fully support your participation and time commitment (minimum 25 hours) to the program.

Eligibility for mentees will not be limited to age, though preference will be given to housing professionals early in their careers, or housing professionals looking to take the next step in their professional journey, to promote learning, development and growth in the sector.

 

benefits for mentee­­s

benefits for mentors

A mentorship match with an experienced housing professional

Resources, including webinars and reading materials

Access to a members-only online learning platform for both mentors and mentees

Opportunity to attend a Leadership Event for the Housing Professionals Mentorship Program's mentors and mentees

A mentorship match with a housing professional early in their career or looking to take a next step in their professional journey

Resources and assistance to develop your mentorship capacity

Access to a members-only online learning platform for both mentors and mentees

Opportunity to attend a Leadership Event for the Housing Professionals Mentorship Program's mentors and mentees

 

applications

A call for applications for 2019 will open in early fall.

 

contact

Questions: Please contact Dominika Krzeminska, Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives at dkrzeminska@chra-achru.ca or by phone at 613-594-3007 ext. 10.

HPMP is a collaboration between CHRA, CIH Canada, and HPC 

With support from the Catherine Donnelly Foundation 

 


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