Posted on Jan 19, 2017

Ellersli's Youth Mentorship Program

Thank you to all the youth participants that came out to this evening's seminar on housing and homelessness, part of the Edmonton-Ellerslie Youth Mentorship Program.

A special thanks also to Andres Calderon, of the Bissell Centre, who came out to share his experiences of working with people who are currently homeless and how best to address the issue in our community.

We all had a wonderful discussion focusing on the root causes; trauma, pain, addiction, mental health as well as broader issues related to marginalization, discrimination and colonialism. We all learned from each other through the discussion and the youth are excited to now have the opportunity to volunteer at the Bissell Centre in the near future.