Monday, September 22nd, 2008
About a week ago, I joined the National Mentoring Program (NMP) for lunch in Toronto to celebrate and recognize the wonderful work of the students and mentors this year — kind of like a NMP graduation.
I’ve written about this program a few times over the last year, and am happy to be writing again to congratulate the Queen’s University students, their Molson Mentors and the organizations they worked with. Kevin Boyce, CEO and President of Molson, joined us as well and had a chance to hear about the great things the student/Molson teams accomplished.
The latest Molson vlog:
Kevin Boyce, Mary Donohue (founder of the NMP) and Scott Ewart
Kevin having lunch with the students
More photos of the students on flickr:
Monday, May 12th, 2008
Last week, the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources (CAVR) and the Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources (PAVRO) joined together for its annual conference at the Sheraton in Hamilton, ON. Molson was invited to join in the conversation on a panel format.
Scott Ewart, Molson’s Chief Legal and Public Affairs Officer was there along with four other panel members to discuss challenges, opportunities and issues impacting volunteerism in their sector, as well as their vision of the future of volunteerism. Other panel members:
I was lucky enough to join Scott in Hamilton and listen to (and video! — below) some of the panel discussion. One of the most interesting topics that Scott discussed was the concept of 3-dimensional philanthropy, a model of philanthropy from Mary Donohue, founder of the National Mentoring Program. Watch the video below to learn about Molson’s 3-dimensional involvement.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Molson Sales Manager Frank Ivankovic is one of six Molson employees who are volunteering their time and knowledge, becoming mentors to six Queen’s University students enrolled in the corporate social responsibility certificate program. The students have selected charities with challenging issues that will be tackled by the mentor/student teams.
Frank is working with Sara Ross on her Baycrest Hospital project. They will be working together to draft a marketing plan that will address brand issues faced by Baycrest Volunteer Services Department.
Sunday, February 10th, 2008
The National Mentoring Program participants attended a very imformative luncheon at the Toronto Board of Trade at First Canadian Place on Friday February 8th. Paul Godfrey, President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre was the guest speaker. In this photo Paul Godfrey is joined by Amir Remtulla of Molson, Director of Government and Public Affairs – along with Queen’s University Student Bangsil Cho who has chosen a project with Volunteer Canada.
Paul Godfrey reflected on many of his pursuits in life ranging from City Alderman, Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto, Publisher and CEO of the Toronto Sun and most recently the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre. He also referred to the importance of networking and being open to listening and learning through life. The Queen’s University Students, who are all enrolled in the Corporate Social Responsbility Certification program, and their Molson Mentors attending engaged in dialogue with Paul Godfrey over lunch where they inquired about insights that he could provide in pursuing their goals and engaging in charitable work in the community. Paul spoke of his personal commitment to contribute a day a week to charity. He reflected upon the tremendous efforts that he and his wife Gina have accomplished through the Herbie Fund in association with Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
The students and their mentors are embarking upon a program that will result in meeting a challenge that has been brought to them by a chosen non profit/charitable organization. The Queen’s Students and their Molson Mentors will work on solutions for the non-profit organizations which will involve in a summer job for the students, funded by Molson, whereby the students will put their learning into action to assist the chosen non-profit organizations.
The National Mentoring Program has been designed by Mary Donohue, The Donohue Group. As a founding partner of the project, Molson is Proud to Play our Part in supporting the inaugural mentoring project from its concept stages through the summer of ’08. Stay tuned for more features of the individual projects that are being undertaken by the National Mentoring Project.