Workplace Connections Mentoring Program celebrates 10 years

October 26, 2018

On October 19th, 2018, MOSAIC held the 10th anniversary celebrations for its Workplace Connections Mentoring Program. The event was attended by approximately 150 people including clients, volunteer mentors, staff and friends of MOSAIC.

Many current as well as founding Career Mentors joined in the celebrations, as well as five former program staff members.

Each attendee has contributed to building and growing our mentorship program, and we are very proud of how this program has grown over the past decade.

MOSAIC’s Chief Executive Officer, Olga Stachova, provided welcoming remarks and shared her story of immigrating to Canada. Various mentors and clients shared stories of their experiences in the program, and participants enjoyed a variety of interactive exhibits throughout the event.

“We are honoured by everyone who took time to celebrate with us,” says Astarte Sands, the Program Coordinator who has been with the program since its beginning in 2008. “Their ongoing commitment to Workplace Connections reflects the generous community we have collectively created.”

Workplace Connections has over 140 Career Mentors in 20 professions. Each one has volunteered to share their working knowledge with new immigrants. Mentorship provides individuals with valuable career advice, builds professional networks, and teaches how to be more effective in finding jobs. By meeting experienced professionals, clients gain knowledge needed to be successful in the Canadian workplace.

“Congratulations on 10 years! What an accomplishment,” stated Jill, a Career Mentor. “This program does more than just support newcomers into the workforce, it builds lasting relationships for both mentors and mentees.”

MOSAIC’s Workplace Connections Mentoring Program offers the opportunity to expand your professional network, advice on gaining accreditation, and information about the local workplace culture. To learn more, please visit

As a mentor, I have received far more than I have given!