ALLIÉS Montréal, an organization that aims to integrate skilled immigrants into the workforce, recently launched its mentoring program. The April 7 launch event included nearly one hundred businesses and organizations and featured a speech by Foundation Chief Operating Officer Stephen Huddart, where he emphasized the value of cross-sectoral collaboration to support continuous social innovation.
Also featured at the event was “Parcours inspirants,” an exhibition of 24 photographic portraits and profiles that showcase the successes and trials of new immigrants to Montreal. The profiles, which have run in the newspaper Métro Montréal since April 2009, are on display at Place Ville-Marie until April 30.
ALLIÉS Montréal is an initiative of the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ), a regional coordinating agency for Metropolitan Montreal, and is part of the wider network of ALLIES Canada, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation in partnership with the Maytree Foundation.