Announced at the 10th Annual Women Making Waves conference in March 2020, WIFT-AT’s Mentor Match Program, supported by Telefilm Canada, provides members at different levels of experience with a formalized opportunity to learn from, guide, and support each other through a series of focused one-on-one sessions over a nine-month period.

About

The Mentor Match program provides WIFT-AT members with access to mentorship by hand-picked industry professionals. The program aims to tangibly increase representation and gender equity within the screen industry in Atlantic Canada and beyond. 

Selected applicants (mentees) will improve their professional skills and industry knowledge through one-on-one sessions. Potential mentees may be wishing to:

  • Develop their craft through conversations with a mentor
  • Receive advice on establishing a career and achieving personal development goals
  • Gain a better understanding of the industry and the expectations of their chosen or desired career
  • Expand their network and build their confidence

An appropriate Canadian industry professional is hand-selected to become their mentor based on a matching of what they can offer to help this mentee achieve their goals.

This mentor/mentee relationship consists of a minimum of four focused one-on-one sessions over a 9-month period. Mentee participants are also given opportunities to network amongst themselves and with other mentors via mixers and other events. 

Meet the 2022-23 participants 2021-2022 Participants

The WIFT-AT Mentor Match program is open to WIFT-AT members in good standing. To become a member, visit our membership page.

There are a limited number of sponsored memberships available for applicants for whom the membership fee would be a barrier to applying. Applicants should select in their application that sponsorship of their membership would be a help to them. Applicants are instructed to indicate their desired mentorship field and goals.

Though we thank all prospective mentees who apply, priority will be given to applications from those who reside in the Atlantic provinces.

Priority is given to Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ2S applicants in keeping with encouraging equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our programming. Assistance from WIFT–AT staff is offered if needed.