Mentor Advisory Forums

Mentor Advisory Forums (MAFs) are a free, fun and interactive way for entrepreneurs to get answers to their questions on interesting business topics.

Delivered by webinar or teleconference, MAFs connect business owners around BC with a panel of experts on a range of business topics from self-care to social media, patents to advisory boards.

Women and men are always welcome!

How Do I Participate?

  1. View the upcoming Mentor Advisory forums below and register online.
  2. We will email you the participation instructions for accessing the teleconference or webinar.
  3. You can send in your questions, concerns, or challenges on the topic ahead of time.
  4. Connect on the day to gain tips and tricks from a panel of experienced entrepreneurs.

Have more questions? Read our MAF FAQs

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Our Mentor Advisory Forums are recorded and you can access them at any time! View all past recordings >>

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Kerrilee Auger
Skills Development Officer

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August 2017

Mentor Advisory Forum: Opportunity Knocks! Bidding on Contracts with the Government of Canada

August 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you interested in learning about the Government of Canada’s tendering process for contracting opportunities? This session will provide you with general advice and guidance on the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. During this session you will learn about: Searching for tenders, contract history and standing offers and supply arrangements How to follow opportunities The different types of opportunities The process for bid evaluation and submission Facilitator: Kerrilee Auger, Skills Development Officer, Women's Enterprise Centre Panelists: Louisa Young and…

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November 2017

Mentor Advisory Forum: Procurement Strategies for Doing Business with the Government of Canada

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Do you own a non-Indigenous business and would like to work with an Indigenous business to sell to the Government of Canada? Do you own an Indigenous business and want to learn about opportunities to sell to the Government of Canada? This seminar provides the fundamentals of doing business with the Government of Canada. It also includes information on the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB), the Aboriginal Business Directory (ABD), and how to find business opportunities with the Government…

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January 2018

Mentor Advisory Forum: The Personal Change Formula – Clear Steps to Achieve Life-Changing Goals

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Do you ever find yourself thinking or feeling "I would love to do that but... ”? Join us on January 30th for this FREE webinar and Walk away from this session ready to reclaim your personal power! Find the truth behind your thoughts and explore how to break down barriers and achieve your life-changing goals. Uncover what is blocking you from actually doing what you say you want to do and embrace the shift to accountability and action in all…

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February 2018

Mentor Advisory Forum: Solving Challenges: The Government Wants to Help You Innovate

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you an innovative entrepreneur that likes to solve problems? The Government wants to be your first customer! There are three programs focused on supporting innovation in Canada, representing over $100 million in development and procurement opportunities. - Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP); - Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) and; - Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. During this session, our panelists will introduce these government programs. See if you can take on these challenges to fund your…

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March 2018

Equality Matters: Explore #MyFeminism with BC Changemakers

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

March 8 | 10am to 11am | FREE Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with three women who are on a mission to achieve gender equality in BC! On March 8, Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a timely dialogue unpacking what feminism means in 2018 and the status of gender equality in BC today. We want to unite all regions of our province to rally for progress as part of the push for gender…

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April 2018

Mentor Advisory Forum: Embrace Award Opportunities

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

April 24 | 10 am to 11 am | FREE Teleconference Phone in toll-free from anywhere in BC Business awards – Have you been nominated but weren’t sure how to leverage the opportunity? Have you ever considered nominating yourself but lacked the confidence to do so? Have you been overwhelmed with the requirements of a nomination package and didn’t know if it was the right time for your company? Attend this FREE session and learn how being nominated or nominating…

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June 2018

Mentor Advisory Forum: Introductory session on How to Do Business with the Government of Canada

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you interested in learning how to doing business with the Government of Canada? Did you know The Government of Canada is one of the largest public buyers of goods and services in Canada, purchasing approximately $16.05 billion worth every year? During this session you will learn how: the government does its buying, how to register to sell to the government, how to find opportunities and, how to market to the federal government. Open to women and Men Facilitator: Kerrilee…

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Our team has already implemented a review of our client experience!! Such a valuable workshop! Looking forward to more like it!Participant: Design a Better Customer Experience MAF