Senior Mentorship and Connection Program


The Senior Mentorship and Connection Program (SMC) will increase and strengthen community connections for seniors (55 years of age and older), while enhancing their important role in society through volunteerism and community involvement. Seniors will participate in various workshops, events and activities focused on increasing their employability, or enhancing life skills to support life after employment. Examples of workshops include computer training, financial planning, socializing/networking, etc. This program will also focus on ensuring seniors are aware of their integral role in society through contributing to the community either as mentors for youth seeking employment, or advisory committee members supporting other seniors.


This program has two main components: Seniors giving assistance, e.g. mentorship of youth clients; and seniors requiring assistance, e.g. programs and activities run by a joint advisory committee of staff and local seniors – aimed to increase employability or improve life without employment. Activities/workshops/events will include topics such as computer training, financial planning and socializing/networking events.

Program Eligibility:


  1. Senior Mentors – seniors 55 years of age and older with employment experience; must provide a brief rationale for why they want to serve as a mentor to young people. Minimum commitment of connecting with your mentee at least 2 hours per month (in-person or by phone).

  2. Advisory Committee Members – seniors (and select JobStart staff) 55 years of age and older with employment experience wanting to contribute to society in a meaningful way; must provide a brief rationale for their interest in serving on this joint advisory committee

  3. Workshop Participants – unemployed seniors 55 years of age and older


Click here to access the program flyer


For more information on this program, or to register, please contact (416) 253-2716.

See similar programs here

Funded by:

Employment Networking Group for Older Adults


The Employment Networking Group for Seniors is a 6-week program focusing on employment workshops and networking opportunities that will increase the economic stability of seniors. Participants will also develop practical networking, communication, volunteer and meeting management skills in interactive and engaging ways alongside their peers. In addition to the 6-week program cycle, seniors will also receive coaching following the program. Workshop topics include:


  • Net Giving – Say Hello to the Networking Alternative

  • Beating the System OR One Size Does Not Fit All

  • Finding Your Job Niche

  • Considering all of Your Options


This program will be delivered through 2 full days of employment workshops, followed by 4 half days of employment networking activities, all delivered by the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (OSSCO). Each cycle will also be followed by one-on-one coaching sessions delivered by OSSCO.


Program Eligibility: Unemployed seniors aged 50-70 years old


Click here to access the program flyer


For more information on this program, or to register, please contact (416) 253-2716.

See similar programs here

Delivered in partnership with:

  • Twitter JobStartTO
  • Instagram
  • Facebook JobStartTO
  • YouTube JobStart
  • LinkedIn JobStart

Phone: 416 - 231 - 2295

TTY : 711 (Relay Service)




About Us



Job Postings



JobStart Connect



Having issues viewing

our site? Visit our

accessibility page!

Toronto Nonprofit Network

Jun 26, 2020

​Learn about Foreign Credential Recognition loan for internationally trained professionals @ JobStart's webinar on July 9 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM. Register online Or contact

Read More

Jun 25, 2020

​JobStart & Rogers is hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday July 15th - Positions available: Customer Service Representatives.
Register through Eventbrite:
Registration Closes on July 10th or Contact Claudia – Job Developer. Email:

Read More

Jun 22, 2020

​Do you believe in engaging and empowering newcomer women? Are you passionate about guiding them on their settlement journey? Become a Settlement Mentor with the Newcomer Community Integration Program. email to for information. 

Read More

Jun 22, 2020

​Want to support newcomer & refugee women? NCIP is recruiting new members for its Women’s Advisory Committee. 

Read More

Jun 18, 2020

JobStart presents a Virtual Toastmasters Workshop on July 2nd
✓ Learn & improve your presentation skills
✓ Speak with confidence - prepared or impromptu speech
✓ Supportive group setting & receive constructive feedback

Read More

Jun 12, 2020

Nervous about interviewing online? Join @JobStart for a peer to peer conversation on tips and tricks on acing that online interview. Wednesday, June 17th 11Am to 12Pm.  Register: #settlementsupport #peersharing #onlineinterviewtips

Read More

Jun 9, 2020

Are you a person with a disability? Looking for work? Capability can help! Due to COVID-19, Capability is offering virtual services. Please contact Courtney for more info at

Read More

Jun 4, 2020

JobStart is having a Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 10am to 12:30 pm ! #JobFair
Register at or contact Muavviz Ayvaz - Information Officer - | Tel: 416-231-2295 x 5742

Read More

Jun 2, 2020

Special guest artist will be hosting @JobStart Chat, Connect, Recharge! tomorrow, June 3 - 11Am to 12Pm. Find some space in your day to release your inner artist.  Register: #mentalhealth #newcomers #settlementsupport #paint

Read More

See more News and Events

© 2020 JobStart. Creative donated by