Join a Community Call

We are offering Community Calls to anyone considering starting a mentorship program. This session is designed to answer your questions about starting a mentorship program with our two mentorship mentors: Doug Piquette from ERIEC and Bruce Randall from CRIEC.

If you like, you can sit in the hot seat to focus on your organization's needs or come, sit back, listen, and learn. We are offering two free Community Calls in January.

About our Mentorship Mentors

Doug Piquette has been Executive Director of the Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) since it was founded in 2008. In that time, he has worked to establish, manage, and advance the strategic priorities and direction of this Edmonton-based organization. Doug is also a founding and current board member of the Edmonton Business Diversity Network (EBDN) and the current Chair of the WorkForce Development Committee with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

ERIEC's programs support building a diverse community. They work with a network of stakeholders that include businesses, immigrant service providers, the skilled professionals new to our community, Edmonton employers, and the three orders of government.

Learn more about ERIEC.

Bruce Randall has been Executive Director of the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) since it was founded in 2010. Bruce brings passion, high energy, and more than 35 years of experience in business, values-based collaborative decision-making, and sharing strategic thinking to every task he tackles. He builds teams and organizations, having learned much “on the job” from his time in Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary, including as VP Law, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary with the iconic sporting goods retailer The Forzani Group.

CRIEC designs, develops, and implements various initiatives and strategies, such as mentoring programs, employment counselling sessions, and competency (cultural and skill) workshops for both newcomer professionals and stakeholders.

Learn more about CRIEC.

Read or watch our Community Calls

  1. Community Call: Mentor Recruitment & Matching
  2. Community Call: Successful Mentoring Matches

Interested, but can’t make it? Please register so you will receive information about the calls, including the session recording.

These calls will be recorded and freely available on our website.

Developed with support from the Government of Alberta - Labour and Immigration, Workforce Strategies.

Create a Mentorship Program

Are you ready to create a mentorship program in your community? Contact us to start the process.