Youth Programs

YOUTH IN CARE

This program is made specifically for youth who have had involvement with Alberta Child and Family Services. We focus on life skills, friendship, recreation, creating a safe space, and building community. We are always welcoming new youth (from ages 10 to 17) to join this group, and we’re also looking for volunteers to join in! It takes place every Thursday at our McCauley Club (9425 109A Avenue) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

To refer a youth to this group program please complete and submit the following:
Confidentiality Agreement – Parent
Parent Permission Letter – YIC Thursdays
YIC group registration form

We also welcome traditional Big Brother Big Sister matches with youth in care. To sign up as a group volunteer or one-to-one volunteer, fill out our application form and select “Youth In Care”.  To learn more about the benefits of mentoring, click here.

For more information please contact:
Showna Blanchard, Mentoring Manager
780.822.2519 or showna.blanchard@bgcbigs.ca


THE CIRCLE

This program was created especially with indigenous youth in mind! It focuses on friendship, leadership, life skills, goals, recreation, and culture. We welcome new youth (ages 10 to 13 or 14 to 18) to join us once the program is up and running in January 2017. We would also love to have volunteers join in!

The Circle is an inclusive youth mentoring program designed to give young people the confidence to achieve more. The Circle pairs youth with positive, understanding adults who encourage them to find strength from within. Founded on the belief that people are empowered through consistent and supportive relationships, this program is focused on young people who have experienced the pain of discrimination, poverty, and marginalization. They deserve to have greater opportunities, and they deserve mentors who see the strength and talent within them.

Details on times and locations will be added here as we confirm them. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any questions about how to get involved.

We also welcome traditional Big Brother Big Sister matches specifically with indigenous youth.  To sign up as a group volunteer or one-to-one volunteer, fill out our application form and let us know you’re interested in the Circle during your interview. To learn more about the benefits of mentoring, click here.

Click here to learn more about the Circle.

For more information please contact:
Showna Blanchard, Mentoring Manager
780.822.2519 or showna.blanchard@bgcbigs.ca