PRISM (Pride, Respect, Identity, Safety, Mentoring)


PRISM Program for BGCBigs

PRISM is a mentoring program designed specifically for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Edmonton.

The PRISM program matches children and youth who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ with an adult mentor who also identifies as 2SLGBTQ+ for a 1:1 mentoring relationship. Through regular outings, the match will foster a supportive, empowering, and fun friendship!

The purpose of a PRISM match is to:

  • Provide role models for 2SLGBTQ+ children and youth
  • Foster pride and self-confidence
  • Create connections within Edmonton’s 2SLGBTQ+ community
  • Offer 2SLGBTQ+ children and youth a safe adult mentor to have conversations with, provide support and celebrate who they are
  • and above all, have fun!

To participate in PRISM:

  • Mentees self identify as 2SLGBTQ+, are between 6-24 years old, and want a mentor who identifies as 2SLGBTQ+
  • Mentors self identify as 2SLGBTQ+, are a minimum of 18 years old, and want to be matched with a mentee who identifies as 2SLGBTQ+
  • Time commitment of 1 year


Holly Lassesen

PRISM Mentoring Facilitator