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Capital Heritage Mentorship Program

Advance your career in Ottawa’s culture and heritage sectors! Create links with other emerging cultural professionals and experienced senior managers.

This program is presented by the Capital Heritage Connexion with support from the Ottawa Community Foundation.

Forum on the Future of Heritage

The Capital Heritage Connexion is pleased to invite you to The Forum on the Future of Heritage, presented as part of the Capital Heritage Mentorship Program and thanks to the generous support of the Ottawa Community Foundation.

The Forum will be taking place virtually on Wednesday, April 6th 2022 from 6PM to 8:30PM.        The Forum will be presented in English.

At the Forum, our Mentees will present their reflections on their experience in the program as well as important lessons learned that are relevant to the heritage sector as a whole.

Following these presentations we are excited to present a panel discussion entitled Heritage in Digital Spaces where heritage professionals from the National Capital Region will discuss the role of digital and virtual tools in the future of heritage. Our panelists this year include W. Ryan Dodge, Chief Digital Officer at Ingenium; Jenny Ford, Creative Development Specialist at Canadian Museum of History; and Lis Edwards, Public Historian & Content Writer at Hive Media Group.

The final session of the Forum will be a Capital Heritage Virtual Networking session! Using the Zoom Expo Floor feature we invite all attendees to connect with one another virtually and play a round of Network Bingo!

If you are interested in attending please email our Project Coordinator Sam at [email protected] and please indicate an email address that is associated with the Zoom account you intend to use to attend the event.

See our full Forum Program Guide for the event Agenda, Panelist Bios, Zoom Expo Tips and your Networking Bingo card!

About the Program

The Capital Heritage Mentorship Program connects experienced senior managers in the culture and heritage sectors, with new graduates wishing to embark on a career in heritage, and emerging professionals who wish to take their career to the next level.

The initiative will invite 8 developing professionals to participate in small groups (2 mentees and 1 lead mentor) in a strategic program to help transition and plan for the coming years.

The focus will be on:

As mentors, participants will be able to share their knowledge and provide useful training to their mentees, as well as expand on their leadership within the community.  Mentees will receive valuable feedback, guidance and networking opportunities, leading to a more confidence and an expanded career network

Applications are closed!
Applications are closed!

For more information:  please contact the Program Manager, Meghan Walsh, at: [email protected].