The CCITB, as a partner of the mentoring network, underlined the exceptional commitment of its volunteer mentors. During the gala Moment Mentoras in Sainte-Thérèse , the Thérèse-De Blainville Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCITB) joined forces with the Mentorat Network to pay a vibrant tribute to the 16 volunteer mentors of its mentoring unit.
Of these 16 mentors, 3 achieved the highest recognition awarded by the Mentoring Network. The “Diamond certification level ”was awarded to mentors by the National Bank, partner of the event and Great Builder of the Mentoring Network, for their volunteer involvement with mentored entrepreneurs and for their commitment to promoting entrepreneurship and promote mentoring for entrepreneurs in and outside their region.
Diamond Recognition was given to:
· Alain Martineau
· Jean-Claude Boies
· Serge Dion
gold awards, silver, bronze and mentor attestations were also awarded to:
· Mr. Dominic Prégent (Gold)
· François Cantin (Gold)
· Gilles Chaumillon (Gold)
· Ms. Julie Lalonde (Gold)
· Nathalie Lachance (Gold)
· Luc Jalbert (Bronze)
· Pier-André Roy (Silver)
· Pierre Maisonneuve (Bronze)
· Mr. Pierre-Paul Bourdage (Bronze)
· Serge Bohec (Gold)
· Shawn Johal (Certification)
· Yves Guindon (Silver and Gold)
· Mr. Yves Da Silva (Bronze)
“The CCITB is proud to be able to offer a quality mentoring service to new entrepreneurs. None of this would be possible without the generous involvement of these mentors, each more dedicated than the last. They are committed to the development of entrepreneurs in the region and invest precious time in supporting them in their challenges and questions,” said Cynthia Kabis, CEO of the CCITB.
During this major event, 266 mentors from all regions of Quebec were recognized for their voluntary and altruistic commitment to entrepreneurs in the province.
There is anticipation that the post-pandemic economic environment will be particularly difficult for entrepreneurs, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses, the CCITB’s target market. Having access to a mentor, to someone who has lived through difficult situations, entrepreneurial and human trials, who can provide good advice and offer a listening ear, will be a crucial need for many entrepreneurs. The Mentoring Network is probably the most important tool that Quebec entrepreneurship will need over the coming months, in addition to the funding that will also have to support it.
About the Mentoring Network
The Mentoring Network is dedicated to developing the full potential of entrepreneurs through mentoring. In collaboration with partners, they create lasting support relationships based on listening and sharing, across Quebec and the Francophonie. They believe that the growth of companies depends above all on the well-being of those who run them. Through mentoring, help is given to entrepreneurs to find the support they need to thrive so that they can fully contribute to the economic development of their region. In Quebec, the Mentoring Network relies on the major support of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MÉI), the National Bank, Quebecor and Desjardins, as well as on leading partners, in particular: Air France, Barreau du Québec, Cascades, Cogeco, Canada Economic Development, Laval Economic Development, Solidarity Fund FTQ, Hydro-Quebec, Intact Assurance, Léger, RBC Royal Bank and Quebec Youth Secretariat.