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Suncor’s Summer Aboriginal Student Program

Applications are now being accepted!

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | January 17, 2019

Albertans called on to mentor children and youth in 2019

January is #MentoringMonth and January 17th is International Day of Mentoring While Canada Bridges is lucky to currently have enough mentors in our program, there are other mentorship programs with wait-lists. Across Alberta, volunteers are needed to help address the more than 3000 children and youth currently waiting to be matched with mentors. Mentoring organizations and […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | January 17, 2019

Interview with Sarah – Our featured mentor for January

Sarah is our featured mentor for the month of January. Sarah sat down with one of our Mentorship Program Coordinators, Kalista, to share a bit about herself and her involvement with the Urban Transitions Mentorship Program. Sarah is our Learning and Storytelling Manager, a role she began in March of 2018 after a year maternity […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | January 4, 2019

Mentorship Holiday Party

Mentors, young leaders, and staff gathered at the Trico Changemakers Studio on the evening of Friday, December 14th to celebrate the holidays. There was a holiday-themed human bingo, to encourage mingling, pom-pom crafts, and a gift swap. We were surprised to see all the young people connected to the program fight over the glassware set in […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | December 25, 2018

Siksika Employment and Training Services (SETS) – 6th Meaningful Futures Program

Siksika Employment and Training Services (SETS) alongside Canada Bridges completed the in-class portion of our 6th Meaningful Futures Program in November. This program was created for youth and young adults who were eager to create change for their future and pursue a path such as upgrading, post-secondary or finding an exciting career. This year we accepted […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | December 13, 2018

The Napi Film Collective Rolls On

The Napi Film Collective has been busy over the last few months! The group recruited 7 new members since the summer and hosted a few workshops including: script writing, film editing and actors coaching sessions! We just finished shooting our second film, all of which was shot outdoors at the former Hidden Valley golf resort […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | December 13, 2018

Morley Music Mentorship

One of the best parts of working for Canada Bridges has been the opportunity to teach drums during the lunch hour to youth that are a part of the Morley Community School (MCS) Music Academy. The music program is headed by Mr. Tim Sebastian, who along with a team of volunteers has been helping to get […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | December 13, 2018

Interview with Levi First Charger

Levi First Charger (left) poses with Mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi We sat down with Levi at a coffee shop to hear about his experiences as a mentor with our mentorship program (though he also recently became a member of our board!). Levi is from the Kainai Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy and is a champion […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | December 13, 2018

Interview with Sammy

We met with Sammy at the Riddell Library at Mount Royal University to hear about his involvement in the mentorship program. Sammy is 21 years old and from the Stoney Nakoda Nation. He is our featured mentorship program young leader of the month!   Could you tell me a little bit about yourself?  I am from […]

Posted in Blog | Keywords: , , , | December 13, 2018

Recommended Event: Kiitoki PowWow in Siksika

Posted in Upcoming Events | Keywords: , , , , , | December 7, 2018

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