National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council Seeks New Members!

Our National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council (NYMAC) consists of young people from across Canada that have knowledge and expertise in mentoring that work together to create better mentoring experiences across Canada. If you are between the ages of 17 to 28; a current or former Big Brothers Big Sisters mentee OR have been a current [...]
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A PROFOUND IMPACT

Most Canadians watch the daily news and think, “how can I help?”. Most Canadians want to be part of the solution, but we are often discouraged by the complexity of the problems. Families across Canada are living with complex challenges stemming from systemic injustice and structural inequality. This can make us pause and doubt that [...]
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The Science Behind Mentoring

Research tells us that young people who face daily adversities experience long-term, harmful disadvantages; biologically, emotionally, and economically (toxic stress research). This harm is costly to the individual, to communities, and to society as a whole. By no fault of their own, children are born into circumstances that can cause high levels of stress. Some [...]
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Research Supports Positive Effects of Mentoring

Throughout this global pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs continued to reach and support young people and their families across Canada. With country-wide health regulations that urged Canadians to practice physical distancing and stay home, Big Brothers Big Sisters locations across the country responded with new and digital mediums to keep kids connected to their [...]
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Reaching Canadians Where They Need us

Building trust and local partners takes time and Big Brothers Big Sisters has been serving and reaching diverse communities for over 100 years. In Canada, there are only a few charities that reach across Canada like we do. We have over 95 individual locations that are situated in unique and distinct local communities. Big Brothers [...]
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