EGP Mentorship Program 2021

Program Summary

After the success of the pilot program in the winter-spring of 2020, The Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter (CaGBC - GTC) and its Emerging Green Professionals Executive Committee are excited to announce the 2nd edition of the CaGBC Mentorship Program - 2021.
The Mentorship Program has a focus-based collaborative approach aimed at enhancing the connection between experienced members of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Emerging Green Professionals (EGP). The Program will match students and young professionals (Mentees) with experienced industry professionals (Mentors). Mentees will receive guidance, support and advice while Mentors will have an opportunity to gain exposure to new ideas and establish connections with the next generation of professionals in the green building industry.
The application process for Mentees opens in January 2021 with mentorship meetings starting in March 2021. Mentees and Mentors will meet once a month for virtual meetings over the course of four months. We are looking for enthusiastic Emerging Green Professionals interested in participating as Mentees! For more details, check out the Mentee Briefing Package.

What to Expect

  • Develop one or more Professional Development Goals (PDG)
  • Gain sharper focus on skills required to grow professionally
  • Gain capacity to translate values and strategies into productive actions
  • Enhance professional network
  • Participation certificate


Mentee Application Deadline - February 07, 2021
Selected Mentee Results (via email) - February 22, 2021 
Opening Event / Orientation - March 08, 2021 (Zoom Meeting)
Mentorship Period - March to June 2021
Closing Event - June 24, 2021


Mentee Applicant Requirements

Currently an EGP member (non-members can register as an EGP prior to applying to the program).
Currently enrolled in a post-secondary program related to green building design, such as architecture, engineering, urban planning & design, building science, renewable energy, or environmental sustainability, OR
0-5 years of work experience in a position relevant to green building design and construction
Eager to learn from experienced professionals working in a position or for a company that interests you. Have an open mind and a willingness to acquire new knowledge.
Interested in learning about beginning or further developing a career in the green building industry.
Able to commit to monthly meetings with a Mentor throughout the duration of the four (4) month Mentorship Meeting portion of the program.


Application Requirements

Mentee applications will be submitted via this Google Form. Complete applications will consist of a Resume and a Completed Application Form. Resumes are to be included in Section 5: Document Upload of the Application Form.
Shortlisted Mentee Applicants may also be asked to participate in Zoom video interviews with the EGP Executive Committee. Applications with a complete Resume and Application Form are due Sunday, February 07, 2021.
The EGP Executive Committee is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members, volunteers, and participants feel like they belong. Our committee promotes and fosters an environment that respects dignity, individual ideas and beliefs. We seek to involve individuals with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of abilities, and strive to provide everyone an accessible and positive experience.
Through education, networking, mentorship, and other activities, the Committee continues to dedicate its efforts towards maintaining an equal representation of all people, while avoiding discrimination or bias towards specific groups. The EGP Committee continues to develop its framework and policies to advance toward these goals. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact

Mentor Profiles

Subhi Alsayed, Managing Director, Elements Ventures Accelerator

Paul Backewich, Associate, Senior Designer, WZMH Architects

Philippe Bernier, Vice President, Strategy, Operations and Sustainability, JLL Canada

Harrison Chan, Principal, WZMH Architects

Karl van Es, Senior Architect & Associate, BDP Quadrangle

Andrew Geldard, Design Director and Senior Associate at BDP Quadrangle

Aman Hehar, Energy Efficiency Manager, Humber College

Mayan Reicher, Project Manager, Sustainability at EQ Building Performance

Charles Marshall, Associate & Sustainability Consultant, DIALOG

David MacMillan, Project Manager, City of Toronto

Julia St. Michael, Director, Sustainability, Enwave Energy Corp.

Diana Smiciklas, Sustainability Advisor, Perkins+Will

Irena Stankovic, Director, ESG Strategy Integration, CAPREIT

Brian Tysoe, Partner, MCW Sustainability Consultant Ltd.