MLA Janice Sarich – Message to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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On March 3, 2011, MLA Janice Sarich presented the following message to the Legislative Assembly Mrs. Sarich: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It’s my pleasure to rise today and speak about the Alberta mentoring partnership, which features government, community agencies, and youth working together to increase mentoring opportunities to support Alberta’s children and youth. The vision of the Alberta mentoring partnership …

Province-wide Recruitment Campaign starts Monday!

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Alberta Mentoring Partnership is pleased to announce the upcoming Social Marketing Campaign to recruit volunteer mentors in the Province of Alberta.  In small and large communities, billboards and radio advertising will appear to support the efforts of the partners in informing and encouraging men and women to consider sharing their time with deserving young people.  The campaign focuses on the …

EPSB Partners in Education Events Information

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Edmonton Public Schools Partners in Education Events Information  We’d like to direct your attention to the Edmonton Public Schools Partners in Education Events webpage at http://www.epsb.ca/familiescommunity/events.shtml.  Here you will find two items of interest: 1.Excellent web-based resources shared at the Technology@Home: Practical Strategies for Helping Children Learn session with Dr. Dave Edyburn on January 31. 2.Exciting information and a registration …

AMP invite you to our 2nd webinar – AMP Tools and Social Marketing Campaign

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Alberta Mentoring Partnership is pleased to present our 2nd complimentary webinar session! Date: Monday, February 28th, 2011 Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us for AMP Tools and Social Marketing Campaign, a discussion on getting the message out in your community.  Presenting is Lana Tordoff, AMP’s Social Media Consultant and Marketing & Communications Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton …

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 …