Become a Mentor/Mentee with our IABC/Calgary Mentorship Program!

Did you know IABC/Calgary offers an award-winning mentorship each year? It’s a terrific opportunity to invest in your professional development through a rewarding mentorship relationship with fellow communicators in our local community. The six month program runs from November 2019 to April 2020.

The call for applications for the 2019-2020 cohort is open until Oct. 29, 2019.

Why participate?

For mentors, it’s a chance to share your professional insight, expand your mentee’s network, act as a sounding board and assist your mentee in setting developmental goals.

For mentees, it’s an opportunity to learn and grow in your career, with support and counsel from a senior communications professional.

New this year: Would you like to pay it forward and support the next generation of communications professionals?

Mentors and mentees alike will have the opportunity to give a total of three hours of their time to a student aspiring to be a communicator. Sign up for this opportunity on your application form.

How do I get involved?

1. Submit your application form by Oct. 29, 2019

  • To apply to become a mentor, start here.
  • To apply to become a mentee, start here.
  • To apply to be a Mount Royal University (MRU) Public Relations/Communications student mentee, start here.

We aim to match mentorship pairs based on interests, skill sets and professional development goals outlined during the application process.

2. Stay tuned for the announcement of the new 2019-2020 IABC/Calgary Mentorship cohort. 

Participation in this program is subject to availability. Submitting an application does not guarantee a spot in the 2019-2020 cohort. We will notify all successful applicants in late October to early November.

3. Meet your mentor/mentee and fellow participants at our kick-off event in mid-fall. 

From there, continue your mentorship relationship at your own convenience.

The program provides resources to help guide the mentorship cycle and the program officially wraps up with a celebration event in Spring 2020.

Any other details to note?

You must be an IABC/Calgary member to participate in the program. To become an IABC member or renew your membership, start here.

For questions on the IABC/Calgary Mentorship Program, please contact us at

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