Mentoring Refugee, Immigrant & Newcomer Children and Youth

May 2nd, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (MT)

About the Session

Refugee, Immigrant & Newcomer children and youth have unique mentorship needs. Youth new to Alberta face challenges when they arrive- language barriers, gaps in their education and cultural adjustments. They also need to learn how to make connections in a country that is very different from where they have come from.  Mentoring can be an important part of addressing these challenges. Come learn about culturally relevant programming with guest speakers from various mentoring organizations that support Refugee, Immigrant & Newcomer children and youth.

About the Presenter(s)

Caroline Gosling recently retired after 35 years as an educator with Edmonton Public Schools. During that time she taught at elementary, junior and senior high, was a behaviour consultant, a principal at four different schools and spent time seconded to both Alberta Children’s Services and Alberta Education with a focus on supporting students who are vulnerable and creating welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments. During her last secondment Caroline’s main area of focus was mentoring, including supporting the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and setting up a Corporate Mentoring initiative at Alberta Education. For the last five years, Caroline has been a Big Sister and learned about mentoring from the ‘inside’.