The City of Toronto has launched the Toronto edition of C40’s international Women4Climate Mentorship Programme to encourage and inspire women’s leadership in responding to climate change.

This program matches mentors from local government, the business sector, international organizations and social agencies with emerging women leaders. Mentors share their knowledge and experiences, supporting the mentees in becoming powerful advocates in addressing climate change. 

The application deadline for the program has been extended to July 31. 

The programme will pair 12 participants with a senior professional in their field for a 7-month mentorship, which includes networking events, knowledge labs and opportunities to engage with other participants around the world. 

Following the formal mentorship program, mentees will participate in a  $20K pitch competition to showcase their ideas. Toronto’s program is presented by RBC and supported by EY.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will begin virtually and progress to in-person activities when permitted.

Candidates must identify as women; be 18 years of age or older; live, study or work in Toronto; and have a current climate action project, start-up business, or idea for a future project to launch or progress with the support of the Women4Climate Toronto Mentorship Programme. The program welcomes applications from women from diverse backgrounds. Women with disabilities, Indigenous, Black and women from equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants may include but are not limited to researchers and academics, entrepreneurs developing civic/green/urban tech projects in the sustainability sectors, volunteers, NGO activists, and individuals wishing to engage people in their communities. Applicants will be selected based on their motivation, potential and ideas.

Please visit https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/live-green-toronto/women4climate-mentorship-program/ for more information and to apply.