RYAN REYNOLDS AND BLAKE LIVELY DONATE $250K TO CANADA-WIDE INDIGENOUS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Calgary-based program seeks to support post-secondary Indigenous students

RYAN REYNOLDS AND BLAKE LIVELY DONATE $250K TO CANADA-WIDE INDIGENOUS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Celebrity couple has made a very generous donation toward supporting the mentorship of Indigenous post-secondary students across the country.

Vancouver’s favourite celebrity couple have made a very generous donation toward supporting the mentorship of Indigenous post-secondary students across Canada.

Actors and philanthropists Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donated $250,000 this week to the Influence Mentoring Society to help kick start its new mentorship initiative. The Influence Mentoring program is aimed at building capacity, talent, and career opportunities for eligible Indigenous students, who are committed to achieving their career goals.

Once launched, the new online program will allow for any Indigenous post-secondary student to participate from anywhere in Canada. READ MORE


BLAKE LIVELY AND RYAN REYNOLDS DONATE $250K TO INDIGENOUS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Calgary-based program seeks to support post-secondary Indigenous students

Celebrities Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are donating $250,000 to help launch a Canadian mentorship program for Indigenous post-secondary students, the program’s chairperson announced on Tuesday.

Colby Delorme, chair of the Calgary-based Influence Mentoring Society, said the celebrities’ seed funding is an important step forward in cross-cultural understanding and support, which will help eliminate the education and employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians

“Eliminating these gaps and ultimately increasing Indigenous representation in the private sector, including in management and executive positions, should be a shared journey,” Delorme was quoted as saying in a news release. READ MORE

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