The interVivos board met in January to talk about what’s coming up for 2013 and boy, is it going to be one jam-packed year! We’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up early this year so there are lots of opportunities for you to come see us or even help us out.
In March we’ll be hosting an Idle No More event to help us get some clarity on the issues surrounding this hot topic. Details should be coming out soon so keep an eye on our social media feeds for the when and where.
2013 is a municipal election year so in April you will find us hosting a group mini-mentoring session with local leaders about how to get involved in your community. Ever thought about running for office? Volunteering on a city board or committee? This is your chance to find out how to get started and what it’s like.
Our mentorship program has been a great success so far and we’re proud to announce that in May and November we’ll be offering our third and fourth sessions. If you know of anyone who would be a great mentor and is looking for a chance to give back to their community or profession, be sure to point them in our direction. If you’re interested in being a protégé, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for when the registration information gets posted as the November 2012 session filled up very quickly!
Many of our previous and current mentorship program participants have asked about opportunities to spend more time together as a group. Therefore, in June, we’ll be hosting a general mentorship mixer. We’re thinking about asking a couple of mentors to speak briefly about their expertise but mostly this will be a chance for anyone who’s participated in the program to mingle and network.
Once again we’ll be partnering with NextGen before the October election to host CandiDate, our municipal election forum. Municipal politicians will be moving to a four year term cycle starting this year so it should be really interesting.
And yes, it’s early, but we’re already thinking about Christmas. What do you think we should do this year?