Why Become a Mentor?

Mentorship is a great way to introduce new talent to the broker channel. You can make a tremendous difference for newcomers who are exploring the idea of working for a brokerage or need guidance on how to begin their career.

For inquiries or registration assistance, contact gbejarano@ibao.on.ca

Upcoming College Mentorship Opportunities

Become an IBAO Mentor today and contribute to the growth of our industry. When you apply, you can choose from the following upcoming terms:

  • Fanshawe College (Fall) – Oct to Dec 2023
  • Humber College – Oct 2023 to Mar 2024
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Veteran Mentorship Program

We’re excited to launch our pilot IBAO Veteran Mentorship Program! This is a unique opportunity to support veterans and introduce them to the world of the broker channel. This program connects veterans with IBAO member brokers for a 5-week mentoring term, and offers them the option to continue in the program to pursue a career as a broker. The mentoring term runs from Nov 1–Dec 1.

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"The IBAO Mentorship program put me in a position where I was able to coach and offer advice to a young and eager future insurance broker! The program helped refresh my excitement as a broker and it felt awesome to be offering meaningful advice to a person who genuinely cares about the future of their career."

Ben Stiller, National Truck League Insurance Brokers

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  • Who can be a Mentor?

    • Owner/Sr. Managers
    • Experienced brokers
    • brokers with under 5 years of experience
    • Must be an IBAO member broker

  • What is the time commitment required?

    Each college has set a different mentoring program “term”. Depending on which college the student you are matched with comes from, the Mentorship Program will run for a single term within the months of October to April.

    • The number of times you meet with your mentee will be determined between you and your student match. Setting the meet up structure is 100% dictated by you and your mentee. IBAO does not monitor or enforce a specific meet-up structure.

  • Which Ontario Colleges are currently participating in this program?

    • Fanshawe College (Fall) – Oct to Dec 2023
    • Humber College – Oct 2023 to Mar 2024
    • Centennial College – Jan to Mar 2024
    • Conestoga College – Jan to Mar 2024
    • Seneca College – Jan to Mar 2024
    • Mohawk College – Jan to Mar 2024
    • Fanshawe College (Winter) – Jan to Mar 2024

  • How does the matching process work?

    IBAO will review all applications and make the matches based on the information provided. Matches will be based on availability, career goals/interests of the student, geography and the professional experience of the mentor. All applicants will receive notification of their match by email.

  • More Questions?

    If you have further inquires, please reach out to Gabriela Bejarano at gbejarano@ibao.on.ca