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City to take part in Disabilities Mentoring Day

October 24, 2016 -

To mark Disabilities Mentoring Day, the City of Kingston will welcome three mentees to City offices on Wednesday, Oct. 26. 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 the opportunity to be part of the Disabilities Mentoring Day. I will have the chance to provide my mentee with some insight into a profession I am passionate about and I think it will be fun to spend the day with someone with similar interests," says Laurie Paquin, project manager, parks development.

Mentees will also work alongside City staff in the information systems and technology department and recreation and leisure services.

Across Canada, more than 260 mentors and mentees, and 75 businesses will participate in Disabilities Mentoring Day this year. It is the sixth year of the event and the first 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. 

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