Alberta Children and Youth Services and Alberta Aboriginal Relations collaborated with Alberta Mentoring Partnership to develop four pilot sites, which will provide information about mentoring for Aboriginal people. An evaluation of the four sites was completed and learnings from the evaluation were posted on the Alberta Children and Youth Services’ website and presented at the National Big Brothers Big Sister Conference in Toronto, Ontario. The evaluation demonstrated a need to develop a resource for individuals or groups interested in developing a mentoring program for Aboriginal people.
Based on learnings from the pilot sites, Aboriginal Mentoring Pilot steering committee and mentoring agencies a handbook has been developed in partnership with Alberta Aboriginal Relations. This handbook will support groups interested in operating an Aboriginal mentoring program.