Oasis Mentorship

Are you a small business owner facing specific challenges in your business?

NBCC’s OASIS program is a community mentorship program providing significant value to small businesses.

OASIS will support your business with a database of qualified mentors, professional development sessions and access to community networking activities.

About Oasis

OASIS connects small businesses facing unique challenges (mentees) with experienced entrepreneurs and community representatives (mentors) to provide them with the support, resources and guidance necessary to explore their entrepreneurial goals through tactical mentorship activities. OASIS also offers professional development opportunities to all participants on an ongoing basis.

By addressing the unique needs of the individual mentees, results can be seen in a short period. This is where OASIS will make a measurable difference.

Participants are mentored approximately 30 minutes a week for 12 weeks during which they work with a mentor on a specific business challenge. Participants also are invited to attend various professional development sessions scheduled over 12 months.

  • You are an aspiring, budding or already established entrepreneur who wants to build a successful business.
  • You want to build strategic connections in the community and have the opportunity to be exposed to the benefits of training and professional development opportunities.
  • You could benefit from a wealth of diverse experience and knowledge to help you through the challenges of owning your own business. 
  • Oasis provides multi-generational mentorship based on the specific and unique needs of individual mentees through resources and guidance necessary to explore their entrepreneurial goals.

  • You will nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • You will benefit from sharing your wisdom, guidance and knowledge on business and professional challenges.
  • You will make connections with new entrepreneurs and business community.
  • You will make a difference and contribute to community prosperity.

Oasis at a Glance

  • Program sessions run for 12 weeks
  • Participants have access to coordinated mentorship throughout the session based around THEIR schedule
  • There are 4 professional development opportunities during the session
  • Access to networking events
  • Tools and resources needed for business
  • Kick-offs and finales offer engagement amongst participants

Oasis Works

Frequently Asked Questions

The only cost to the small business owner is their investment of time. You will meet with your mentor and attend professional development sessions totally 10-12 hours over 12 weeks.
No. OASIS is a community mentorship program offered to small business owners allowing them to work ‘on’ their business while working ‘in’ their business. There are professional development sessions that run throughout the 12 weeks, but the mentorship meetings with assigned mentors are coordinated by participants around their schedules.

Mentee applications will be open 90 days prior to each of our session start dates (January and May). We suggest you ask to be placed on our mailing list so you are notified when the application process is open. Please send us an email to oasis@nbcc.ca to get on our contact list.

Once your application is received, it is assessed to determine if it meets the criteria for the program. If it does, an appointment is set up to discuss the application and specific business needs. The OASIS team will also work with any applicant that may not meet the criteria to recommend and refer to other programs in the region that may be more suitable.

OASIS is a tactical mentorship program focused on action-oriented goals. Targeting specific business needs helps match participants with the most appropriate mentors. OASIS matches participant’s needs to a mentor’s skillset to ensure the best support.

Contact Us

Aaron Cushing
Coordinator, OASIS

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