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City to take part in Disabilities Mentoring Day

October 24, 2017

To mark Disabilities Mentoring Day, the City of Kingston will welcome seven mentees to City offices on Wednesday, Oct. 25. 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.

The mentees' skill sets have been matched to the type of work that they will be performing. The matching of mentors and mentees was facilitated by Dolphin Digital Technologies, founder of the annual event.

"I am looking forward to being a part of Disabilities Mentoring Day, it's a great opportunity to share my passion for the work I do and connect with a mentee looking to gain employment," says David Mignault, manager of organizational development.

Mentees will work alongside City staff in the information systems and technology department, transportation services, human resources and organizational development services, facilities management and construction services, engineering and recreation and leisure services.

Municipalities across Canada are participating in Disability Mentoring Day, including; London, Waterloo Region, Niagara Region, Hamilton, Brantford, Toronto, Sudbury, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver. This is the second year the City of Kingston is participating.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.