Mentoring as an early intervention: A proactive approach to youth homelessness with David French, A Way Home

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Did you know that your youth mentoring program actually acts as a protective factor against youth homelessness? In addition to the multitude of other positive academic and social outcomes that a quality mentoring relationship provides, the role of a mentor in growing natural supports and resilience in a young person was identified as an important Early Intervention in the recently …

Mary Lee Block, Forensic Adolescent Program: Innovative Mentoring Programs: Supporting Youth Involved in the Legal System with a Mental Health Diagnosis

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Healthy habits and healthy relationships are essential for all youth, especially those with more complex needs. How does your mentoring program support wrap-around service supports, and how can you better work together with partners? The Forensic Adolescent Program is an Alberta Health Services program for adolescent youth who are involved in the legal system and have a mental health diagnosis. …

Press Release: Canadian Mentoring Partnership Launches Now Recruiting Management Team to Support Youth Mentoring in Canada

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Today, the Canadian Mentoring Partnership (CMP) announced its senior leadership and identified its first order of business: to recruit a strong management team. Canadian Mentoring Partnership is Canada’s first coalition of organizations that provide youth mentoring.  Its mandate is to build sector capacity to expand access to mentoring across Canada. CMP was launched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, the Alberta Mentoring Partnership …

Canadian Mentoring Partnership: Job Postings

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Canadian Mentoring Partnership (CMP) is a new coalition of organizations that provide youth mentoring. Our goal is to build sector capacity to expand access to mentoring across Canada. Our work is focused in four areas: research, technology, public education and development of regional networks.   CMP was launched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and the Ontario …

WEBINAR: Innovative Mentoring Programs: Supporting Youth Involved in the Legal System with a Mental Health Diagnosis – Mary Lee Block

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Healthy habits and healthy relationships are essential for all youth, especially those with more complex needs. How does your mentoring program support wrap-around service supports, and how can you better work together with partners? The Forensic Adolescent Program is an Alberta Health Services program for adolescent youth who are involved in the legal system and have a mental health diagnosis. …

Interview with Liz O’Neill, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton & Area

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Welcome to the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Mentoring Minute Podcast. In today’s episode, we are joined by Liz O’Neill who, among other roles, is a Co-Chair of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership, and Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area. Many of our listeners know Liz and have likely crossed paths along the journey with her. But for …

Mark Cabaj: ‘Evaluating Complex Community-Based Initiatives: Emerging Practices’

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On today’s episode to the Alberta Mentoring Partnership Mentoring Minute Podcast, we feature a special cross-promotion of Mark Cabaj’s June 3rd, 2019 public lecture at the Art Gallery of Alberta called “Evaluating Complex Community-Based Initiatives: Emerging Practices” recorded by our friends at the Evaluation Capacity Network. If you don’t know Mark, you want to know Mark. He’s worked across Canada …

Youth Workplace Mentoring Opportunity Mapping Workbook

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What is Youth Workplace Mentoring? A Youth Workplace Mentoring Program (commonly referred to a Corporate Mentoring Program) is a relationship between a mentoring organization and a business that results in the creation of a Youth Workplace Mentoring Program between employees and kids. The program offers mentoring organizations the opportunity to recruit employees as volunteer mentors and gives businesses a means …

Best Practices for Intergenerational Mentoring: A conversation with LINKages

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What can your mentoring program learn about Intergenerational Programming? With changing demographics and ageing populations, more and more Alberta citizens are aging, and looking for a way to create strong, thriving and age-friendly communities. What can your mentoring program learn from existing successful Intergenerational programs? How can you support your youth and senior mentors to share their gifts and experiences …