Mentorship Program

The CFA Society Toronto’s Mentorship Program has successfully matched over 300 mentor and protégé pairings since 2007. The program is aimed at tapping into the knowledge of more experienced charterholders and encouraging more members to become involved with the society. CFA Institute acknowledged the program’s value to charterholders by honouring the society with an Award for Innovation after the program’s inaugural year.

Mentorship FAQ

How it works:

  • Experienced mentors are assigned to motivated protégés for one calendar year on a one-to-one basis
  • Mentors and protégés  receive training at the time of the program launch in the form of an interactive presentation with an expert
  • Participants are invited to exclusive career development and networking events, including resume, interview and personal branding workshops      

Why mentor?

  • Develop leadership skills as you coach, motivate and empower your protégé
  • Satisfying way to give back to the financial community
  • Gain valuable leadership skills
  • Opportunity to attend mentor skills development sessions and executive coaching sessions
  • Network with fellow mentors

Why be a protégé?

  • Learn from the wisdom of a more seasoned professional
  • Benefit from access to an experienced sounding board on career-related issues
  • Attend events and workshops tailored to career development and networking


The Mentorship Program will last one calendar year. During the year, it is expected that the mentor and protégé meet face-to-face six to eight times. In addition, CFA Society Toronto will host a number of events in connection with The Mentorship Program. These events could include our Day in the Life of series, career development and networking events, workshops, and small group meetings with seasoned executives from various backgrounds. Protégés and mentors will be encouraged to attend an information session at the beginning of the year.

Who can apply?

Candidates applying to become a protégé or mentor must be conscientious and willing to make a commitment to the program and to accept the challenges and responsibilities that accompany the opportunity. Protégés must be members of CFA Society Toronto and cannot be full-time undergraduate students. 


  • Must be members of CFA Society Toronto 
  • Recommended to have 8+ years experience


  • Must be members of CFA Society Toronto
  • Cannot be full-time undergraduate students
  • Two (2) years of qualified work experience
  • Protégés who have participated in the program previously are not eligible to apply

Application Forms

Mentorship Program

Mentor Application

During the program mentors are expected to meet in person with their protégés every 4-8 weeks.  The program runs from January 2017– December 2017.

Applications are no longer being accepted.

Protégé Application

Placement in the program is through an application process.  Due to the high demand of the program unfortunately not all protégés can be matched with a mentor.  The program runs from January 2017 - December 2017.

  • Applications are no longer being accepted.

  • All applicants will be notified of the mentorship pairing by the end of December 2016.