Start Proud, formerly Out On Bay Street, is committed to helping the LGBTQ+ community grow. The Mentorship Program has been created for students, young professionals and mentors to facilitate an exchange of professional ideas and personal development all the while addressing the unique challenges of being Out at work.

How to Get Involved

Become a mentee and learn from an industry veteran chosen specifically for you, your professional and personal needs as well as your career aspirations.

Become a mentor and help the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders reach their true potential.

Why to Get Involved

This bespoke program will connect mentors and mentees, taking into consideration intellectual interests, personal development goals and career ambitions in order to make the best match.

The one year program involves three events during which mentors and mentees can network as a group and learn from each other.

Participants will get the unique opportunity to make an impact on the LGBTQ+ community by coaching it’s future leaders or becoming agents of change as future leaders.

Mentee Application

Applications for the 2020-2021 mentorship program are over. Stay tuned for the next open application in fall of 2021.

Les candidatures pour le programme de mentorat 2020-2021 sont terminées. Restez à l’écoute pour la prochaine application ouverte à l’automne 2021.