Canada Bridges is currently designing and testing a new mentorship model to assist Indigenous youth and young adults who are moving from reserve life to the City of Calgary. While transition periods can be challenging for all youth, First Nation’s youth face particular challenges when moving to urban communities for education or employment opportunities. Canada Bridges believes that what youth need to be successful through this transition, is not just another program; they need relationships that will support and empower skill building, exploration, and discovery. Our mentorship process exists to fill this need: to match the experience and generosity of caring adult mentors with the emerging potential of youth and young adults, with the goal of supporting these people through their developmental journeys as they reach for their goals in their new community and into their future.
For those interested in providing on-going mentorship support to a youth or young adult recently transitioned to Calgary , we would love to set up a phone call to discuss the opportunity more and see if it’s a good fit. If so, we would then invite you to join us and attend the mentorship info night and training as follows:
- Mentorship Info Night – February 6, 2017, 6-8pm (Location TBD, likely downtown)
- Mentorship Training (Tentative) – March 3 (evening) – March 4 (day)
If you’re interested in learning more about this initiative, or would like to get involved, please contact Jennifer (firstname.lastname@example.org)!