Supporting Children and Youth in Care


Webinar Presenters

Michael Janz – Partner Engagement Manager, Alberta Mentoring Project

Michael has extensive experience in public policy, education, and mentoring. He also has experience with schools and non-profits, having served with numerous organizations including the Edmonton Public Library, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, and as elected Chair of the Edmonton Public School Board. Michael remains active in his community and will play an important role in connecting AMP partners with great AMP resources. Got a question about @albertamentors, or are you looking for great mentoring resources? Connect with Michael at or visit



Join us for a webinar to learn about resources that can help you to start, enhance or expand a mentoring program for children and youth in care in your community. Using a case study of three Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) sites in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary, this webinar will outline approaches to effectively engage, connect and support children and youth in care with adult mentors. Here, a focus will be placed on trauma-informed and research-based practice. Comprehensive supporting materials will be provided free-of-charge through the AMP website.

Please note: Practices and learnings from AMP continue to evolve as institutional knowledge, research, and system-level collaboration expand. New learnings and knowledge will be articulated through future program design resources and documents. 

This webinar is intended to help professionals: 

  • Understand essential program design elements for establishing and implementing a mentoring program for children and youth in care;
  • Develop effective policies and procedures when mentoring this unique demographic;
  • Gain knowledge and information about activities and learnings from AMP project sites.