The Toronto chapter of the JUMP Mentorship Program has been proudly pairing graduates from a wide variety of disciplines with mentors since 2009.  A highlight of the 2016 program was the December after hours tour of the Chihuly exhibit at the ROM. IN addition to the fantastic glass blown sculptures and installations, the group had the privilege of meeting Josh Basseches , the  ROM’s new Director & CEO . Josh greeted the group and shared his own belief in the importance of  liberal arts  colleges and the great start they give to their students.

The fall is drawing near and the Toronto Chapter is pulling together another exciting roster of speakers and events.Please note th dates er firm although speakers may still change so stay tuned.

 2017/2018   Events:

14-September- A Kick off  Breakfast . This year's welcome and networking event will be at Verity (111d Queen Street East, Toronto) .It is the second Thursday of the month but will be a 7:30 AM breakfast to see if that time of day proves easier for attendees.

12-October  - an early visit to the Power Plant  with a talk by Director Gaetane Verna  on the important role of contemporary art 

9-November -  A Remembrance day talk

TBD - December  - annual ROM visit  . .this time it's Dinosaurs with get together post tour at Brew Ha Ha

11-January  - A business 'Start Ups' panel with moderated discussion on the world of entrepreneurs, ideas and success.

15- February - topic and speaker TBD

22- March- annual potluck networking event

12- April- topic and speaker TBD

10 -May- topic and speaker TBD


Steering Committee:

The Toronto Steering Committee members are:

  • Elaine Roper
  • Jo-Anne Ryan
  • Karen Auslander
  • Betty Hutchins
  • Aaron Ries
  • David Pawluczuk


Bishops' University graduates interested in becoming mentors or protégés should go the 'Applications' page on this site and follow the simple set of steps  required to apply. Application submission date for 2018 applicants is August 31st 


The Toronto fees are $240 per year, but they can be paid as $120 instalments per semester.  All fees are used to pay for events and meals.  JUMP does not make a profit.  

Fees can be paid by cheque or cash, and email money transfers are also accepted.  Please reach out to David Pawluczuk ( with any additional questions.

Contact Info

Bishop's alumni interested in contacting program organizers with questions should send an e mail to and we will get right back to you.