collaboration, the Calgary Youth Mentoring Coalition promotes, supports
and provides leadership in mentoring for all young people as a way
of strengthening the community.
The Calgary Youth Mentoring Coalition was founded in 1995 when six
agencies involved in youth mentoring came together in an informal
setting. This group explored the potential benefits of collaborating
together. The outcome of these initial talks led to the decision
that cooperation and the sharing of best practices could only benefit
those involved and interested in mentoring.
has since grown in membership, purpose and goals. Through visioning
and planning sessions, the coalition has developed a strategic plan
to support, promote and encourage mentoring in Calgary and area.
1. Commitment to Mentoring
Each CYMC member will make a commitment to the mentoring movement
through active participation in the coalition.
2. Sharing and Collaboration
members will willingly share best practices, collaborating together
to forward the mentoring movement.
3. Trust and Openness
CYMC strives to create an atmosphere that promotes trust and openness
amongst its members.
CYMC abides by a code of ethics to uphold the integrity of the coalition.
5. Respect and Inclusiveness
CYMC welcomes new members to ensure diversity (personal, professional
and cultural) in the membership. Contributions are treated respectfully
6. Continuous Learning
CYMC supports ongoing training, research, sharing and learning to
help stay abreast of issues and trends in the field of mentoring.