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City takes part in Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day

October 24, 2018 –

Today is Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day. To mark this important event, the City of Kingston will welcome four mentees to City offices.

The job-ready persons with disabilities who enrolled in the program will work alongside staff for the day, gaining experience specific to municipal government operations.

"Our goal is to create meaningful connections. The mentees' skill sets have been carefully matched to the type of work that they will be performing," says Jamie Burton, owner of Dolphin Digital Technologies and founder of this annual event.

Mentees will work alongside City staff in human resources, communications, community services and the CAO's office.

David Mignault is the manager of organizational development with the City, and this will be his second year participating in the event as a mentor.

"I am looking forward to being a part of Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day once again. It's a great opportunity to share my passion for the work I do, and to connect with a mentee looking to gain employment," he says.

Kingston is joined by 16 other cities across Canada participating in Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day. "The City of Kingston has been a champion of this initiative, realizing the value and importance it brings to both participants and organizations," says Burton.