STARTING A MENTORING PROGRAM 101: Creating a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program – Episode 31

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Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. Mentoring programs come in all shapes and sizes, but some key components help to ensure excellence and that the needs of the mentee, volunteer mentor, organization and community are fulfilled. This document contains steps to support the development and implementation of a …

WEBINAR: Starting a mentoring program 101: Creating a Quality, Community-Based Mentoring Program

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You can rewatch the Webinar below We’re excited to announce that we have revised our ‘Creating a Quality, Community Based Mentoring Program’ information toolkit. The booklet contains the key steps and related tool necessary in developing an effective, quality, community-based mentoring program. Quality mentoring is mentoring that produces significant, lasting, positive outcomes for mentees. It is responsible, ethical, effective mentoring. …

WEBINAR: PRIDE MONTH MENTORING SPECIAL FEATURE: LGBTQ2S+ Youth Facing Barriers-PRISM program. Scott Grace, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary & Area for Youth

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WEBINAR Join us for a lunch and learn this PRIDE month to learn more about how you can expand and enhance your mentoring programs for LGBTQ2S+ youth. Scott Grace recently joined us at AMP Learning Day and helped challenge us with thoughtful tips and insights gained from front line service. The webinar format will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, so …

Best Practices for Intergenerational Mentoring: A conversation with LINKages

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July 10th, 10am – 11am MDT 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 …

REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U) Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project

REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U) Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project – Episode 30

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Adolescence often is characterized as a health paradox because it is a time of extensive increases in physical and mental capabilities, yet mortality and injury rates increase significantly from childhood to adolescence. In fact, the adolescent years may be a sensitive time for engagement in health-risk behaviours (e.g., substance use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, risky sexual activity), which can have …

Let’s Talk Masculinity — Tips For Mentors

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“Supporting young people in exploring gender and navigating difference is an essential part of preparing them for an increasingly complex, global, interconnected society and workforce.”  MENTOR has recently released a new guide: “Conversations about Masculinity: How Mentors Can Support Young Men of Color” What do healthy expressions of manhood or masculinity mean to you? What did you think about the …

Tips to fit a Mentoring Program Into Your School Schedule 📅

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Wanting to start a mentoring program in your school is a great idea and there are many benefits to the mentees that contribute to positive outcomes for children and youth and for the mentors (learn more about these benefits in the Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools). Knowing that starting a mentoring program in your school is great, but …

Help Your Local School Start a Mentoring Program With This Tool

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The Framework for Building Mentoring Relationships in Schools is a resource for schools and school authorities that want to implement a mentoring initiative for children and youth who could benefit from being involved in a mentoring relationship.   This framework includes: an overview of possible approaches and models of school-based mentoring relationships ƒan outline of benefits for different models of mentoring …

REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U) Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project

WEBINAR: REAL TALK WITH BROCK(U): Learnings from the Brock Healthy Youth Project

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WEBINAR March 20th, 12pm – 1PM MST Adolescence often is characterized as a health paradox because it is a time of extensive increases in physical and mental capabilities, yet mortality and injury rates increase significantly from childhood to adolescence. In fact, the adolescent years may be a sensitive time for engagement in health-risk behaviours (e.g., substance use, physical inactivity, poor …