CANADA: MENTORS CAN AID NEWCOMER IMMIGRANTS

Mentoring has much to offer newcomer immigrants, including helping them learn new skills; gain new self-knowledge; build performance and connect safely to their new community, suggests research by the University of New Brunswick in Canada. The study by Roxanne B Reeves of Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, captures insights and offers guidelines for best practice for mentoring newcomer immigrant mentees in smaller/medium cities (SMC) with emerging immigrant populations. The research involved a literature review, a paper survey and face-to-face interviews. Mentors participating in the study identified seven key themes: learning about mentees’ culture; cultivating mentors’ cultural self-awareness; building relationality […]

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