Mentors being sought for Indigenous youth throughout Alberta – The Star

Mentors being sought for Indigenous youth throughout Alberta – The Star

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202148 Views

June 21, 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect, in part, on the past.

But Tanya Tourangeau, who has been working as the Indigenous engagement lead for Alberta Mentorship Partnership (AMP) for the past six months, believes it’s also the perfect time to bring awareness to the current and future needs of Indigenous peoples.

Tourangeau said there are currently 50 Indigenous children seeking mentors on waitlists for Edmonton and Calgary youth-serving agencies. But that number is significantly greater throughout the province.

“Across Alberta there is at least a waitlist of 500 Indigenous youth that are waiting for mentors,” she said. “That’s a big gap that we want to fill.”

Read  More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/06/21/mentors-being-sought-for-indigenous-youth-throughout-alberta.html?rf

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