Whether you want to make a difference in the life of a child, connect with a mentoring organization near you, or strengthen your mentoring programs for kids, we can help. We combine innovative ideas with tools that we know work to make mentoring a positive factor in children’s lives.
The Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) is a network of community mentoring agencies, government and youth working together to raise the profile of mentoring in Alberta. We exist to help schools and mentoring agencies meet the needs of the children and youth they serve.
By providing access to mentoring resources and toolkits, training materials, and research, AMP builds the capacity of school and agency partners to deliver great mentorship programming.
- Youth mentoring has increased 250% since AMP was established.
- 1,175 new mentors referred to partner agencies in 2016 fiscal. Updated online mentorship training - 11,000+ Albertans trained to date, including 1,015 in the past year.
- Over 283,315 visits to AMP’s website - 30,293 of those from unique users.
- Created specialized resources to expand and enhance mentoring programs that have been downloaded 3,627 times in the past year.
- Hosted 9 webinars in the past year with 1,058 registrants and 1,953 listens to podcasts.
- Developed five one-credit school-based Career and Technology Studies (CTS) High School mentoring courses and 30,431 credits issued in the last five years.
- Co-hosted National Mentoring Symposium in 2013 and 2016 and hosted two regional Alberta conferences in spring 2018 and 2019, providing developmental training to hundreds of school and agency professionals.
AMP is co-led by the Government of Alberta (Children’s Services and Education) and Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) of Edmonton and Area.
Created in 2008, the partnership now consists of 170+ school and agency members, including government ministries, government-funded organizations, community youth serving agencies, schools and school authorities, faith organizations, and service clubs.
Together we work to:
- Help young people achieve success in school and develop job-ready skills
- Increase awareness of the importance of mentoring and reduce the barriers to potential mentors becoming involved
- Build the capacity of small mentoring programs to operate efficiently and effectively
- Develop and deliver high quality mentoring resources province wide
- Increase mentoring opportunities for priority youth populations (Indigenous, immigrant and refugee, youth in care, youth in rural/remote communities)
- Grow opportunities for mentors to give back to their community through volunteering or corporate mentoring partnerships
Working together to strengthen Alberta’s capacity to support and enhance mentoring.
Young people thrive through mentoring relationships.
Meet Our Leadership Team
AMP’s Leadership Team is made up of a wide range of government ministries, non-profit community agencies, and service organizations working together to develop and implement strategies to help ensure every child and youth in Alberta who needs a mentor has access to one.
Community & Youth
Boys & Girls Big Brothers Big Sisters Society of Edmonton and Area
ALIGN – Association of Community Services
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Calgary and Area
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta
Alberta Teachers Association