Exclusive Mentorship Program for up to 25 BIPOC Students – Scholarship Awards
Global Esquire Canada Mentee Tomisin Agbonifo, 2nd Year Student at Queen Mary University of London
2022 GEC Mentorship Program Paid Internship winner
“…every other advanced economy was finding novel ways to get their youth to study in other countries knowing it was critical to expanding a nations global population and influence.”
—John Stackhouse Planet Canada: How are Expats are Shaping the Future (2020) , SVP, Office of the CEO RBC, Former Editor in Chief of the Globe and Mail
Canadian students need to gain new skills through study and work abroad opportunities.
The gratitude I have for Global Esquire Canada is difficult to express in words, as the mentorship I receive from inspiring lawyers is absolutely invaluable. I know that representation of the BIPOC community in the legal field is imperative to show aspiring lawyers that it is possible to succeed in a legal career, and to assure other BIPOC individuals that they have someone from the BIPOC community in their corner. Someone who understands and empathizes with their story. Someone who approaches their cases from the familiarity of being the only one in the room who knows what it is like to feel fear in everyday situations, because of their appearance. The Global Esquire Canada Mentorship Program creates a support system and community for future BIPOC lawyers to succeed in the legal field. I am grateful to be part of such an incredible program as I continue my law school journey. And one day, I hope to give back to future BIPOC lawyers the guidance and support that Global Esquire Canada has given to me.