Alberta National Mentoring Symposium Youth Forum Application 2016

Are you passionate about mentoring? Would you like to have your voice heard by mentoring experts from across Canada and the United States? The National Mentoring Symposium is looking for engaged, enthusiastic youth who would like to have a say in what the future of mentoring should look like in Canada!

Overview of the Forum

The National Mentoring Symposium 2016 ( will bring together mentor engaging organizations, leading mentoring researchers, government, youth and community supporters to showcase innovative partnerships, practices, programs and research.  Through keynote addresses, small group discussions and a broad program of activities, participants will have the opportunity to connect with peers and set the stage for continued success in mentoring initiatives across the country.  The Symposium will take place on November 2-4, 2016 at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff, Alberta. 

In conjunction with the Symposium, 35 youth from around Canada will have the opportunity to come together for a Youth Mentoring Leadership Forum.  Participants will engage in learning and discussion, interact with Symposium attendees, meet other youth who are active in mentoring across the country and deliver a presentation on how they intend to impact mentoring in their communities. There is an expectation that following the Forum the youth will continue to be champions, advocates and to help move mentoring forward in their communities.

All costs of travel and conference attendance will be covered for the youth selected to attend the Forum.  Supervision will be provided by adults who are partners with the Alberta Mentoring Partnership. 

How to Apply

If you are between 16 and 22 years of age and are interested in attending the Youth Forum, please send the completed application form, declaration of consent and letter of recommendation to the following address by the June 10, 2016:

Download the Application Form

Mike Cooper

10982-137 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 1N3
Tel: (780) 454-7251

Note: Information can be sent electronically to or mailed to the above address. Alternatively, you can contact the Alberta Mentoring Partnership at 780-394-9426 or toll free at 1-888-342-6514.

Youth Leadership Forum National Mentoring Symposium 2016