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Board of Directors – 2022

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Dawn Koch (Interm Chair)

Dawn Koch is the Founder of AIMCanada Mentorship Society. The Vision for this Canadian Career Mentorship/Development nonprofit came from the 35 plus years of work Dawn did privately as a Career Consultant/Counsellor and her desire to ensure that a structure and more effective method of Career Transition and Development be available and taught to students and graduates. Dawn’s Career experience includes 35 years as a Business Owner; Career Consultant/Counselor; Adult Education Instructor; 10 years as an Elected School Trustee; 10 years on the United Way Board; 12 years as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at RIH in a variety of positions; and 8 years as a Foster Parent. “The effective placement of our Graduates within the Economic Regions throughout Canada and the expanding a diverse network of paid Career Mentorship opportunities with corporations and business are the key to employing our youth locally and economic sustainability.”
Chris Han
Eli Martel-Webster (Director-Resource Development)

Christine Martel-Webster has 15 years of experience in various types of Counseling with Interior Health’s long-term care facilities, the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre in British Columbia and in Australia, Lifeline Gold Coast Queensland, the Abused Child Trust Queensland, and the Endeavour Foundation assisting people with intellectual disabilities who need support in-home, work, and daily life.
She became the co-owner of Access Picture Framing and Art Supplies in Valleyview Kamloops in August 2019.

She has served on a variety of Boards with United Way Western Australia and The West Australian House of Life (a Ronald McDonald project) in Perth West Australia.
Christine also brings over 30 years of management and 27 years of Occupational Health and Safety

I wish to serve on the AIMCanada Board to assist in any way I can to ensure its success in the future for the benefit of all its stakeholders.
Julia Sonier

Vishav Rajput
Cynthia Travers (Director-Agency Mentorship)
Jan Atkinsonjatkinson@aimfoundationofcanada

Board Member’s Job Description 

AIMCanada Mentorship Society (dba AIMCanada) board members guide the society through  principle-centered governance. The board continuously strives to improve organization resilience and response to community changing needs. Board member accountabilities include: 

  • Participating as a voting member at board meetings (10/year). 
  • Keeping informed on board matters as well as preparing for meets by reviewing minutes and reports prior to board meetings. 
  • Committing to participating actively in committees of interest, and making the best use of one’s unique talents and skills. 
  • Building working relationships with other board members that contribute to consensus. 
  • Actively participating in board strategic planning. 
  • Building an Ambassadour Team. 
  • Providing continuity and mentorship to New Board Members. 
  • Being an active part of our Community Mentorship Project for 2022 

If you have an interest in further developing Career Mentorship Services for Students and Graduates within our Economic Region and developing sustainable nonprofit mentorship and networking resource for students and graduates, and becoming part of the vision and long term plan to develop this Chapter Network within Canada, please contact Dawn Koch for more information at