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The Importance of Mentors in the Lives of Youth in Care

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On November 7, 2014, representatives and friends of the Alberta Mentoring Partnership’s Youth in Care and Mentoring Committee attended the Alberta Foster Parent Association 41st Annual Conference in Jasper to present on the importance of mentoring in the lives of youth in care. Representing a cross section of service providers, mentors and youth in care, the panel shared their experiences …

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AMP Honoured with the 2014 Heroes of a Safe & Caring World Collective Impact Award

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The Alberta Mentoring Partnership was recently recognized at the Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities annual “Creating Safe Spaces” breakfast. AMP was honoured with a Heroes of a Safe & Caring World Collective Impact Award in recognition of its work to create safe, caring, healthy and inclusive schools and communities. The whole AMP is thankful to Safe & Caring for …

Mentoring Brings Music to Her Ears

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A story about the impact of mentoring from one of AMP’s Partners, Hull Services You might think that after a long day working as part of the administrative team at a busy school, Calgarian Linda Smith might be ready to call it a day, go home, and put her feet up.  Think again. Through the Mentors Matter program, Linda volunteers …

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A Highlight on the Athletes Mentoring Program – Catholic Family Services

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A highlight on one of AMP Partner Catholic Family Service‘s mentoring programs AMP Key Contact, Ellyse Lambie, had the opportunity to visit the Athletes Mentoring Program, operated by Catholic Family Service in Calgary, earlier this month. Ellyse shares that “it was so encouraging to see a group of dedicated mentors and enthusiastic mentees come together to build relationships, cultivate friendships, …


Six Mentoring Resources & Opportunities – November 2014

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The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring: Podcasts The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring in the U.S. has recently announced the new Mentoring U audio podcast series. Now you can download episodes and learn about mentoring anywhere! To learn more, visit: Police Information Checks: Proposed Policy Changes The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations provides an informative summary of the planned changes around …

Thank You to Michelle Anderson-Draper

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The Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) wishes Michelle Anderson-Draper all the best as she leaves her role as AMP Provincial Coordinator. Michelle’s leadership, enthusiasm and expertise have been extremely valuable in advancing AMP’s vision that ‘every child or youth who needs a mentor has access to a mentor.’ Though Michelle will no longer be acting in the Provincial Coordinator role, she …

The Great Kids Awards 2015

2015 Great Kids Awards Nominations Open

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Nominate a Great Kid Today! The Alberta government is asking Albertans to nominate children and youth for the 2015 Great Kids Awards.  These are young people ages 5-18 who deserve recognition their outstanding determination, generosity, and compassion. Community members who work with young people are encouraged to nominate great kids, from which winners will be selected.  All nominees receive a …

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The HEROES Award 2014 – Nominate a HERO

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You Don’t Have to be Super to be a HERO Deadline for submissions is November 3, 2014 Download Nomination Form Anyone is eligible – children, youth, teachers, adults, schools, community organization, government representatives and businesses. Learn more at: Download and Share the Poster: Safe and Caring Heroes Award Poster.pdf About Safe and Caring Safe and Caring is a not-for-profit organization which …

Employer-Supported Volunteering: The Practice and the Promise of Community Engagement

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Volunteer Canada and the RBC Foundation recently released Employer-Supported Volunteering: The Practice and the Promise of Community Engagement. This is the first publication of the Canadian Institute for Business and Community Engagement, a joint effort by the RBC Foundation, Carlton University, and Volunteer Canada. This how-to guide is a valuable resource for companies to learn more about employer-supported volunteering. The …