The City of Coquitlam and S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership are launching a mentorship pilot project to improve diversity, equity and inclusion for local professionals.
This new pilot project is designed to foster professional growth among City staff and professionals from equity-deserving backgrounds through an inclusive mentorship experience. Equity-deserving groups are communities that experience significant collective barriers to participating in society, such as historic, social and environmental barriers to equal access, opportunities and resources, or discrimination based on age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, race, sexual orientation, and other grounds.
This initiative pairs City staff as mentors with local professionals who will benefit from guidance in career development, gaining insights into the local government sector and expanding their professional networks. The goal is to foster professional growth of both participants and city staff. TCLIP will support the pilot program by connecting the City with local professionals, co-developing the program using an inclusive design framework, assessing the project’s outcomes and sharing best practices with community groups.