Big Brothers Big Sisters 31st Dream Home Lottery

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Fundraising update from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Happy Friday!  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area is so very grateful that you have chosen to lend your support in the past through the purchase of Dream Home Lottery tickets.  Last week we shared that ticket sales are not where we would like them to be.  …

Lunch & Learn on February 16th – Bullying

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BULLYING: impact on mental health with Betty Wedman, community advocate Betty Wedman is a life coach in the area of Health & Wellness and has taken training in Cognitive Behaviour as well as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.  Betty is a mother who, in 2008, lost her son to suicide due to bullying and depression.  It is her hope to …

Between Friends Club Announces 18th Annual Fundraiser

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Skate, Walk or Wheel a-Kid-to-Camp is back!  March 12th is the date and Calgary’s Olympic Oval is the place for this annual event. This is the most important fundraiser for summer programs. Over the past 17 years, this fun, skating relay has raised over $1,000,000.  Teams of 4-8 skaters or walkers will try to outdo other teams by collecting the most …

Mentoring. Defined.

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There have been so many stories lately that have come out of National Mentoring Month.  I have read and been inspired by Michelle Obama, Wayne Gretzky, a young Edmonton woman who needed a mentor and, well, my own sister. There are lots of stories and lots of ways in which people of means and success have mentored and been mentored, leading to positive …

Volunteer Alberta launches "Intersections II"

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So many organizations in Alberta are working within newcomer and immigrant communities.  There are a number of cultural and societal uniquenesses that make it difficult to communicate with and engage these newcomers in the not for profit sector.  Volunteer Alberta has been working toward supporting organizations in their efforts to develop relationships within newcomer communities.  “Intersections II” Empower your organization …

Career Mentorship Symposium Announced

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The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) will be hosting its inaugural Career Mentorship Symposium on Monday, January 31st, 2011; at the Crowne Plaza – Chateau Lacombe.  With a primary focus on the banking sector, the objective of the symposium will be to provide  a dynamic venue where newcomer members of Edmonton’s global talent pool gain valuable professional development advice that …

Resources for Mentoring Organizations through AMP

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Announcing new opportunities with Alberta Mentoring Partnership to learn and support your organization: Webinar Invitation: Recruitment Strategies Presentation We are pleased to invite you to participate in Alberta Mentoring Partnership’s 1st complimentary webinar session!  Date: Monday, January 31, 2011 Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn some low-budget strategies for recruiting volunteers in small communities. These practical and creative ideas are easy to …

Welcome!

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Welcome to the official Alberta Mentoring Partnership blog.  After this post, we’ll ramp up in January following the holidays.  This is a place where our partners and our audience can come together and receive news and information, exchange ideas and success stories, and discuss the movement for mentoring in Alberta.  AMP is a group that brings organizations together to share …