In our October e-newsletter, we asked for 150 volunteer mentors and our members have responded in a big way! Within days, we exceeded this target and we now stand at 258 potential mentors representing Federal Retirees. We are still accepting volunteers while we coordinate the details of a launch in the New Year alongside the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Canada School of Public Service.
Treasury Board will begin populating the GC Collaboration platform with our volunteer mentor profiles in the coming weeks and then the matchmaking can begin. We can’t guarantee that everyone who volunteered as a mentor will be selected by a currently serving public servant as the particular skill sets and experience being sought will vary greatly. Still, we want to thank you for your generosity and for your patience while this important initiative comes together. We promise to keep you informed as it unfolds.