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Community Engagement and Communications Lead The Alberta Mentoring Partnership The Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP, the Partnership) envisions an Alberta where mentoring relationships help young people thrive. The AMP is comprised of community agencies, government ministries, government-funded organizations and community members whose goal is to raise the profile of mentoring in Alberta for the purpose of improving the lives of young …

WEBINAR: Mentors Needed for Indigenous Children & Youth Throughout Alberta

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Bent Arrow’s Coyote Pride Program,  Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton and Area , Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary and area, and AMP have come together to bring awareness to Indigenous Mentoring! Mentoring organizations throughout Alberta are currently looking for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Mentors to mentor an Indigenous child or youth. There are over 50 children and youth currently on …

Honoring & Remembering the 215 Indigenous Children

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It is with heavy hearts that we, the Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) team, join others across the country in remembering and honouring the 215 Indigenous children whose bodies were recently found buried in an unmarked grave near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. The wounds from the legacy of residential schools still run deep and this discovery reminds us that …

WEBINAR: Meet the Staff of AMP

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Meet the Alberta Mentoring Partnership team and hear about the exciting work planned for the coming year. AMP has recently added team members – Anayah Phares-Youth Engagement Lead, Caroline Gosling-Community Engagement and Communications Lead, and Tanya Tourangeau- Indigenous Engagement Lead. They join Andrew Harris-Communications and Website Administrator Rachelle Tong and Scott Mair-Alberta Children’s Services, and Meghan Cox -Alberta Education. In …

WEBINAR: Natural Supports with Nancy Reynolds and Dr. Suzanne Tough

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About this Webinar Natural supports are mutual relationships that include close connections, such as family and friends, and broader connections, such as neighbours and coaches. Natural supports can lessen the effects of stress and difficult experiences by providing opportunities for learning, as well as receiving encouragement and advice. These connections have been shown to be key for children and youth …

Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz and Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange issued the following statement on International Mentoring Day:

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“On Jan. 17, we celebrate International Mentoring Day to thank volunteer mentors for the important difference they make in the lives of children and youth. “Mentors are caring individuals who help young people develop confidence, self-esteem and a sense of belonging. Children and youth build resiliency through these relationships, and gain skills they need to reach their full potential and …

Evaluation in the Community Context | A Practical Workshop for Building Capacity to Conduct Community-Based Evaluation

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December 9th, 2020 | 9:00 am – 12:00 MST Introduction to the basics of evaluation, including the foundations, approaches, steps, strategies, and ethical considerations of evaluation, with an application across diverse disciplines (e.g., health care, community development, government, not-for-profit). Special thanks to Rebecca Gokiert, Director, Evaluation Capacity Network, University of Alberta and Pieter de Vos, Postdoctoral Fellow, Evaluation Capacity Network, …

E-EVAL: Building Capacity to Evaluate Virtual Mentorship Programs

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What A two-part learning opportunity taking place online. During this learning opportunity you will (1) learn about the purpose and steps to completing an evaluation, and (2) design and complete an evaluation of your organization’s virtual mentorship program. The learning opportunity will include online classes and personalized coaching to support you in learning about evaluation, completing an evaluation, and sharing …

One-on-one mentoring helps youth navigate stressful adversity

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A recent poll done by Canada-wide non-profit Jack.Org, an organization empowering young people to take action in their communities and revolutionize mental health, found that over half of students returning to school are feeling disconnected and unsupported by their schools. This is not surprising, given the worry families feel as rules and regulations continue to change across Calgary’s schools, adding …