Did you know that mentors are 20% more likely to get a pay increase than those who aren’t mentoring? Did you also know that mentees are 5x more likely to be promoted than their co-workers?

Whether you are an emerging professional or leveling up in your HR career, mentorship can make a difference in your HR career journey. Access these benefits and more with the HRPA Mentorship Program. It’s one of the largest HR community mentorship programs that allows you to connect with other professionals in the HR field.

How it Works

The HRPA Mentorship Program is an online platform matching mentors and mentees based on profile information, self-identified coaching needs and professional goals, using an online platform known as HRPA Mentoring — a solution powered by MentorCity.

The platform makes it easy to connect mentors and mentees to meaningful mentoring relationships. It also features a discussion room for mentors and mentees to share experiences, ideas and resources with other mentors and mentees. It is easy to use and is PIPEDA compliant.


To apply:

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Step 1: Sign up

Go to https://mentoring.hrpa.ca/ using the same credentials as your HRPA website login

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Step 2: Get matched

Explore the platform and get paired with a mentor and/or mentee(s).

Once paired, the program supports the development of mentoring relationships by providing participants with networking events, a program orientation and resource materials.

Participants must agree to abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct while interacting with their peers on the platform. 

"When I was relatively new to the workforce in Ontario, I joined the HRPA Mentorship Program and had a mentor who really helped me understand more about the HR marketplace. My mentor also helped me navigate a new career, a new industry, and adjust to the professional landscape in Ontario"

— Emilie Le Tual, Director of Enterprise and Risk Culture in HR Global Compliance, Current HRPA Mentor

Benefits of the HRPA Mentoring Program

  • Develop leadership and coaching skills
  • Creates new networks for personal or professional development
  • Improves career progression & earning potential
  • Develops a sense of personal satisfaction and pride knowing you have helped another person
  • Increases awareness of available talent in HR
  • Increases likelihood of receiving a promotion
  • Increases visibility in the HR world
  • Gain certified professional development (CPD) hours towards maintaining designation
  • Develop leadership and coaching skills
  • Creates new networks for personal or professional development
  • Improves career progression & earning potential
  • Develops a sense of personal satisfaction and pride knowing you have helped another person
  • Increases awareness of available talent in HR
  • Increases likelihood of receiving a promotion
  • Increases visibility in the HR world
  • Gain certified professional development (CPD) hours towards maintaining designation
  • Provides access to experienced HR professionals that can offer guidance in a preferred area or specialty
  • Provides opportunities to discuss different career paths, roles and avenues for development in a confidential environment
  • Opportunities to discuss strategies for new or challenging situations
  • May improve career progression
  • Provides encouragement to go further, take risks, set goals and work toward concrete plans
  • Development of a relationship that fosters guidance and support
  • Gain certified professional development (CPD) hours towards maintaining designation

“In November 2021, I matched with a mentor through HRPA’s Mentorship Program, who has been very supportive. Resources [like the Mentorship Program] that HRPA offers, and the connections it facilitates make the membership worth it.”

— Kaddeem Williams, People and Culture Specialist, Current HRPA Mentee

FAQS

The HRPA Mentorship Program was designed to connect mentors and mentees to meaningful mentoring relationships. As a HR Professional, navigating your career path can be daunting. Having a mentor with experience in your field can help you develop a clearer, long-term career plan. As a mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to “pay-it-forward” in a meaningful way.

We used to have separate mentoring programs managed by each Chapter. But we decided to combine them to create one HRPA Mentorship Program. That’s because Chapters with smaller regions didn’t have a wide pool of mentors and mentees to get matched with. This change was made to ensure everyone has a fair opportunity to get matched.

Yes! To get started, simply go to https://mentoring.hrpa.ca/ and sign in with the same credentials you use to access the main HRPA website.

Registration takes a matter of minutes and is made even quicker if you choose to import the details from a LinkedIn account.

The #1 reason people hesitate to become a mentor is they fear it will take up too much of their time. Our Mentoring platform is easy to use – setup is quick and YOU determine the schedule and method that is most convenient.

Any HRPA member can be a mentee.

Any HRPA member can be a mentor.

A lot of people think a mentor has to be an industry veteran or VP with 20 plus years of work experience. That’s not necessarily true!

An HR professional early in their career can also be a mentor and will certainly have valuable insights and wisdom that can be shared through the mentee-mentor experience.

For more information about the program, visit the How it works section of the MentorCity website.

Or contact mentoring@hrpa.ca.

"I would recommend joining the HRPA Mentorship Program because you get access to HR professionals who are willing to share their experiences and give you various tips and advice in line with your professional objectives. You can also discuss a variety of topics with your mentor including networking essentials, career planning, LinkedIn related topics, resume building and review, workplace challenges."

— Oluseyi Olufikayo-Olabiyi
Human Resources Management Student, Conestaga College, Current HRPA Mentee

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