WEBINAR: Sexual and Gender Diverse (SGD) Youth Mentoring Program Guide

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View and Download the Resource Here The Alberta Mentoring Partnership is excited to share a new resource, the Sexual and Gender Diverse (SGD) Youth Mentoring Program Guide. We are excited to share this resource with you and have secured two special guests, Amy Jeske (Mentoring Manager) and (Alexandra Jansen) Match Facilitator, Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of …

International Mentoring Day: Ministers LaGrange, Schulz

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Jan 17, 2020 Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange and Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz issued the following statement for International Mentoring Day: “Jan. 17 is International Mentoring Day, on which we recognize the thousands of mentors across the province who play critical roles in the lives of young Albertans every day. “Mentoring helps young people by strengthening their skills, …

More Males Mentoring: Attracting & Retaining Male Mentors

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What’s working and what’s not when it comes to male mentoring? The AMP is excited to announce we have secured a MITACS Grant from the University of Alberta to work with Dr. Phil Sevigny and PhD Student Vincenza Martinovich to explore questions related to helping more male-identified persons get involved in youth mentoring Download The Presentation Here albertamentors.ca/more-males-mentoring 1) How …

Introduction to #MentoringMonth2020

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We all could use more funding and more volunteers. Join a campaign this January to help find both. Across North America, Mentoring programs will be raising our collective voices to celebrate the importance of youth mentoring, recruit more volunteers, and raise more funds for our programs. Whether you are a new program or have been mentoring for a decade, take …

Giving thanks for the helpers: we are needed now more than ever.

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In the fairly near future, many of the children entering your local school will become your neighbours, colleagues, and eventually, future caregivers. Every day you are given another opportunity to help determine what kind of future we will share. We have been through boom and bust times before, floods, fires, and crises. We have a strong Alberta tradition of standing up for one another in …

Two Exciting Leadership Opportunities for Your Staff.

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Relationships are developmental when they help young people discover who they are, develop abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them. A Spark is the hidden flame inside every young person that taps into their true passions, talents, skills, and dreams. This workshop helps you be intentional and strategic …

Rethinking Newcomer Volunteer Recruitment: Reviewing Roadblocks to Newcomer Volunteer Recruitment

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Volunteer Canada shared this excellent blog post about engaging newcomers to Canada in volunteer opportunities, which made us think about our mentoring recruitment practices. There are many unique opportunities to engage newcomers, immigrants, and refugees as mentors. If you have not done so already, please check out our toolkit on Mentoring Immigrant Refugee Newcomer Children and Youth here. Volunteer Canada had …

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 …