AMP News – We Need Your Input!

Opportunity to Provide Input in the Alberta Mentoring Partnership’s Evaluation


Mentors are being asked to provide their thoughts to the Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) through a survey because their ideas are important to guide future decisions.  Specifically they will assist AMP with their provision of resources and support to the mentoring sector.

Completion of this survey will take about 10 minutes of your time and is being administered by Catalyst Research and Development an external evaluator. All of the information you provide is confidential and will be kept anonymous. Results will be summarized at a group level to protect and respect individual contributions.

Please click on this link to begin the survey:

Upon completion of the survey, mentors will be invited to provide their contacts (first name and email address) to be entered to a draw for one of two $25.00 iTunes gift cards.  Please note that personal information will be unlinked to survey responses.

In order for the results to be as comprehensive as possible, we are asking for your help. Please send the link to this survey to any mentor for whom you think this questionnaire is relevant.

Please complete the survey before midnight, October 3, 2013.

If you have any questions concerning the online survey, please contact:

Kate Woodman, PhD

Catalyst Research and Development


If you have any questions concerning the survey or the AMP evaluation, please contact:

Michelle Anderson-Draper

Provincial Coordinator


Nominate a Hero

What can we do individually or collectively to create safer, more caring environments and societies? When faced with incidences of bullying, violence or exploitation, either as victim or witness, how does one respond?
Perhaps you know someone who has been active in reducing bullying and other violence or has responded to it with an act of extraordinary bravery, compassion or commitment. Perhaps someone has taken steps to build safer, more caring schools and communities, preventing such incidents from occurring or recurring.
The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (Safe and Caring) considers such acts to be heroic, and we want to hear from you. The HEROES of a Safe and Caring World Awards (HEROES Awards) recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate a commitment to creating safe, caring, healthy and inclusive schools and communities.
Anyone is eligible for nomination – children, youth, teachers, adults, schools, community organizations, government representatives and businesses.
For more information and to submit a nomination for the HEROES Award, click the picture below:

Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the Rotary Club of Calgary presented actor, singer, producer, and activist Tom Jackson with a cheque for initial funding for the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School initiative. The Rotary Tom Jackson Stay in School (RTJSIS) program’s mission is to positively impact Aboriginal children’s high school graduation rates through mentoring, tutoring, and general support across Canada and throughout North America. The program began last year with one mentoring match, and has expanded to 5 mentoring matches for the 2013-2014 school year. The Alberta Mentoring Partnership congratulates the Rotary Club of Calgary, Tom Jackson, and the Rotary Tom Jackson Stay In School program for their valuable work with the children and youth in Calgary.
Tom Jackson presents to the Rotary Club of Calgary at the Palliser Hotel on September 10, 2013.

Happy Big Brothers Big Sisters Day!

Today, September 18, 2013, is Big Brothers Big Sisters Day.
We congratulate and celebrate with you on 100 years of mentorship in Canada!

Celebrating 100 Years of Mentoring Youth in Canada: Innovative Partnerships, Practice and Research

 November 5 – 7, 2013
Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
How can you be involved?
1. Visit the National Mentoring Symposium website for more information and to register:
2. Encourage youth ages 15 – 22 to attend the Youth Forum.
25 youth will be selected to attend with all costs associated with travel and conference attendance covered by grants from our generous sponsor. Applications are due September 27, 2013.
Click here to download the application and information package.