Request for Proposals: The Big Response Project

Background Many children in Canada are facing adversities in their daily lives such as poverty, family violence, school disengagement or identity challenges. These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these adversities, Canadian children and youth are at risk of not reaching [...]
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Let’s Keep Kids Connected Through the Pandemic

Many young people in Canada face adversities and struggle with societal barriers. Especially during this time of COVID 19, imagine a young person already facing barriers now dealing with the additional stress of the pandemic, physical distancing measures keeping them away from their friends, school and community supports. Their families face unemployment and financial stress […]

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Mentors Can Ignite the Power and Potential of Youth

We recently took part in @mediaplanetCA's Youth Wellness & Empowerment campaign in order to educate on the importance of mentoring in a young person's life. To read the full article, click here Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives, but with the support of mentors, youth [...]
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BBBSC Statement on Anti-Racism

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is dedicated to supporting life-changing mentoring relationships for thousands of children and youth across the country. Many of the young people we serve and the mentors we support represent communities across Canada that are and have been affected by Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous racism and the vestiges of colonialism. As [...]
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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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