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Quick Start Program – Mentorship

August 31, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Now that you have the tools, what’s next? How do you utilize all that you have learnt? What are the do’s and don’ts when communicating with potential buyers? Are you leveraging relationships with other suppliers? Are there any joint venture opportunities?

Join us for the 6th and last session of our QSP (Quick Start Program) as we explore the mentorship process and its benefits, and recommendations for successful completion.

The joint session featuring Sarah Paul and Jennifer McCoy with Govan Brown, recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and one of Canada’s Top 40 Contractors will share their first-hand experience with mentorship and why it plays an Important role in moving the needle for opportunity and growth for the DEI movement.

Lori Benson, Environment Social Governance Services Canada Lead with EY will also share her understanding and thoughts regarding mentorship program including what is mentoring, the expectation of mentors and mentees and a step by step guideline on how to set up metorship program.


Speaker Information 

Sarah Paul – VP HR with Govan Brown – Corporate social responsibility – Builds programs and initiatives for GB to be a diverse and inclusive business and workplace.

Jennifer McCoy – National Business Process Manager  with Govan Brown– Engages with SME’s to scale their business and grow diversity in the construction industry.

Govan Brown is a national construction firm headquartered in Toronto. Our expertise is in commercial interiors and core & shell construction.

Founded in 1994 by the partners John Brown and Ralph Govan, In Canada, GB  have approximately 190 field and office staff and completes about $320million a year in Construction projects across the country, with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Govan Brown is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and one of Canada’s Top 40 Contractors.

GB knows the path to success as an SME.


Lori Benson -Environment Social Governance Services Canada Lead with EY

lori Bensonhas successfully earned SCMP and CSMP designations. She advocates for an inclusive supply chain where Indigenous and minority suppliers experience growth and development opportunities in the Canadian marketplace, through supplier diversity initiatives that result in actualizing opportunities and value return.



The Quick Start Program is brought to you by RBC


August 31, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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