Nerd’s Corner A Short Guide to Evaluative Thinking - MentoringMinute Podcast

Episode 19 – Nerd’s Corner: A Short Guide to Evaluative Thinking

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Nerd’s Corner: A Short Guide to Evaluative Thinking: Jason Daniels joins us from the Evaluation Capacity Network and the Community University Partnership to share with us all about how we can use evaluative thinking in our work to improve our programs, policies and practices to enhance positive outcomes for children and youth. Click here to listen to the podcast! Download …

Episode 18 - Corporate Mentoring in Action

Episode 18 – Corporate Mentoring in Action

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Corporate mentoring in action: Building a happier, more productive workplace through a youth mentoring program partnership: How much does your department or company spend annually on corporate professional development? How often does your church or union lament declining member engagement or employee satisfaction at work? How often have you wanted to “give back” to the community at work beyond a …

Episode 17 - Expanding the Circle into Alberta

Episode 17 – The Aboriginal/Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program: Expanding the Circle into Alberta

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This Podcast describes the Aboriginal/Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (A/IYMP). A/IYMP is a 20-week, peer-led afterschool program delivered by Indigenous high school students for their younger elementary-aged peers. A/IYMP promotes wellness, resiliency, and overall positive mental health, including Mino-Bimaadiziwin (the way of the good life). This after-school health promotion program is informed by Indigenous worldviews and practices. It builds on the …

Episode 16 - The Importance of Bridging Research and Practice in Youth Mentoring

Episode 16 – “Placing a Better Bet”: The Importance of Bridging Research and Practice in Youth Mentoring

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Youth mentoring programs are continuously looking to improve the services they offer and the outcomes they produce, but it can be hard to know where to begin with program improvement efforts. And while most mentoring programs strive to be “evidence-based,” it is often unclear what that means, let alone how to go about collecting data that proves it. This webinar …

Implementing the Alberta Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Mentoring Courses - MentoringMinute Podcast

Episode 15 – Implementing the Alberta Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Mentoring Courses – Episode 15

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This is a panel discussion will focus on setting up the CTS mentoring courses in your high school. Panel members will share their experiences and learnings with scheduling, training, matching, and supporting mentoring in their schools. Time for questions will be included in the webinar. This is a follow up to the webinar, Mentoring for Credit: Introduction to the Career …

Mentoring for Credit An introduction to the Career and Technology Studies mentoring courses

Mentoring for Credit: An introduction to the Career and Technology Studies mentoring courses – Episode 14

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Did you know that high school students can receive credits for mentoring? Did you know that mentoring has been proven to increase students’ academic achievement and reduce behaviour problems in school? This webinar will provide an outline of the five one-credit Career and Technology Studies mentoring courses. Find out how these courses can contribute to your students’ success in school and beyond.

Episode 13 Reviewing Canadian Volunteer Trends and What They mean for Your Mentoring Agency

Reviewing Canadian Volunteer Trends and What They Mean for Your Mentoring Agency – Episode 13

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Learn the current volunteer trends happening right now based on volunteerism data collected throughout Canada and Alberta. Believe it or not, the trends are changing and perhaps not in the ways you would think. For this episode of the Mentoring Minute, we welcome Tracy Lockart, the Manager of Satellite Offices for the Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters …

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Mentoring Refugee, Immigrant & Newcomer Children and Youth Resource Showcase – Episode 12

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Download the resource here: https://albertamentors.ca/refugee-mentoring/ Download the PowerPoint Presentation Are you struggling to engage and recruit new cultural communities, mentors, and youth? Are you considering piloting new programs or initiatives to spread the impact of mentoring to cultural communities? We have a new resource for you! AMP Cultural Consultant Alex Abboud will be showcasing our new resource “Mentoring Refugee, Immigrant, …

Fundraising Feature: engaging your sponsors and donors — making them count – Episode 11

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Fundraising is essential to the sustainability of our mentoring programs. Join special guest Danisha Bhaloo, Fund development manager with Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton for a midsummer webinar to get you ready for the fall. Danisha is a veteran Fundraiser, a mentor, and recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Edmonton: http://www.avenueedmonton.com/City-Life/Top-40-Under-40/Danisha-Bhaloo/. …

Episode 10 - Mentoring can help all youth grow their Natural Supports

Mentoring can help all youth grow their Natural Supports – Episode 10

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New research published by the Change Collective in Calgary, (co-funded by the Burns Fund and the United Way of Calgary and area, with a number of agency partners and co-authors including Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary & Area) provides a framework for enhancing natural supports as a critical lever in promoting healthy youth development. Within the mentoring movement we talk …