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Diversity & Inclusion Programs

The Career & Co-op Centre is dedicated to removing barriers to employment for students who identify with one or more equity-seeking groups, including women, 2SLGBTQ students, students with a visible or invisible disability, racialized students and Indigenous students. This page highlights some of our signature Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) programs.  Visit our events calendar to discover all of our EDI programming!

Career Builder Program sponsored by Scotiabank promo logo

The Toronto Met Career Builder Program is an eight weeks transformative program for students from equity-seeking groups who are:

  • Looking for mentorship or exposure to professionals with real world experience
  • Interested in learning more about what their degree can do for them
  • Curious about what the workforce is really like

Career Builder prepares you through the development of professional skills, offers exposure to senior leaders at Scotiabank and positions of interest, and connects you with a mentor from industry. You will have access to a professional attire consultation and opportunities to refine your resume and interviewing skills.

Participation in the program requires attendance on a few important dates. We will launch the 2022-23 program dates in November 2022.

Watch this participant testimonial video (external link, opens in new window)  to hear how the program has had an impact on participants.

"CareerBuilder was instrumental in helping me develop to a point where I was able to secure my position, and I now work frequently with Scotiabank employees in my role."

Melinda Kroone, Student Participant

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Applications will open in November 2022.

A number of career fairs include EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Networking Breakfasts, as an opportunity for students from equity-seeking groups such as LGBTQ+, racialized and Indigenous communities, women in STEM, and persons with disabilities to meet and network with employers that value inclusion and intentionally recruit diverse staff. EDI Breakfasts aim to remove barriers that may otherwise exist while providing opportunities for more impactful connections.

For upcoming EDI Networking Breakfasts, visit the career fairs page.

Race Forward is a career preparation program for Toronto Met's Black undergraduate students that launched in Summer 2021. The program provides professional development training, networking opportunities, and mentors to help Black students make informed career choices and launch their careers. The initiative is organized by Toronto Met Career and Co-op Centre and Tri-Mentoring Program. 

The 2022 program will take place from May to August and will be open to 40 students who are interested in discussing their identity, understanding their strengths, and meeting Black professionals from a variety of industries. Students must be willing to commit to five workshops and maintain a relationship with a career mentor over the summer. 

Applications for the 2022 program are open from January 10, 2022 to February 4, 2022. Apply today: bit.ly/RaceForward2022 (external link) . Check out the FAQ sheet for answers to common questions: https://bit.ly/RaceForwardFAQ (external link) 

If you have any questions, contact the Race Forward team at raceforward@torontomu.ca.

Voices of Experience events showcase a diverse array of professionals sharing their career successes and challenges as members of particular equity-seeking groups, and provide you with exclusive networking opportunities.

Voices of Experience events provide:

  • Networking with Toronto Met alumni, employers and community leaders.
  • Discussions on career options and career development with professionals in your chosen industry.
  • Firsthand insight on the successes and challenges of diverse career journeys.

Stay tuned. New Voices of Experience events and our archive of past events will be here by September 2020.