Children and Youth in Care and Mentoring Program

Program Background:

The Children and Youth in Care and Mentoring Program was established in 2014, with the goal of increasing the number of children and youth in care with access to a mentor.  

Purpose of the Children and Youth in Care and Mentoring Program:

    • To support organizations in developing and facilitating mentoring programs for youth with special considerations for working with children and youth in care;
    • To build the capacity of service delivery staff in mentoring programming for children and youth in care;
    • To help children and youth in care develop meaningful relationships in formal mentoring relationships; and
    • To increase the number of mentors for children and youth in care.

The three sites combined served 411 unique children and youth between July 2014 and September 2018, supporting them in forming healthy and enduring mentoring relationships with caring adults while receiving intervention services, throughout transitions and post care.

Program Timeline:

Acknowledgements: 

Members of the AMP Children and Youth in Care Advisory Committee

    • Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
    • Youth HQ (Red Deer)
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary
    • ALIGN Association of Community Services
    • Alberta Mentoring Partnership
    • AndersonDraper Consulting Inc. 
    • Alberta Children’s Services
    • Alberta Education
    • Alberta Foster Parent Association
    • Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
    • Community Mental Health Action Plan Project Lead
    • Edmonton & Area Children’s Services High Risk Youth Initiative
    • Experienced Mentor
    • Former Youth in Care