BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS HOST A VIRTUAL DAY ON PARLIAMENT HILL!

On May 25 and 26, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is hosting meetings for our Virtual Hill Day. We have organized virtual meetings with Ministers and Members of Parliament to advocate for investment in youth mentoring especially during the pandemic. The efforts to curb the spread of COVID 19 in Canada will have an […]

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Fighting Social Isolation and Toxic Stress

We know that the children and families we serve will be heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loneliness and social isolation can be difficult for all of us, but vulnerable families and children will suffer the most. In fact, many children and young people are now facing increased adversities and toxic stress in their homes. […]

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The Mentoring Effect on Social Isolation

The World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic has changed, and will continue to change, our communities, our country, and our world. Public Health measures, critical to health and safety, have led to the necessary closure of many facilities where people form and grow their relationships, including places and spaces that deliver critical […]

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Activities for Matches When Self-isolating

Virtual Calls Utilize technology to be able to connect with each other (Skype, FaceTime, etc) to check in with each other as well as to discuss the current events. There may be feelings of nervousness and uncertainty of what to believe, so share feelings, as well as spending time researching reputable sources of information such [...]
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North America Coronavirus Task Force

A partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) during this time of crisis March 26, 2020–Two national organizations representing hundreds of agencies and thousands of communities across North America, have joined forces to collaborate in support of mentoring relationships that ignite the power, promise, and […]

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