Advocacy Through Allyship

This blog post was written by NYMAC’s Daniel Sadler, Carmelle Freudlyne, and Kristen Dyson. Find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters National Youth Mentoring Advocacy Council here. To paraphrase from Kevin Stone’s book “To Stand Beside: The Advocacy for Inclusion Training Manual”, advocacy can take these forms: standing beside people by assisting them to [...]
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Well-Being Through Sport

Mentoring and sport lead to healthier, happier youth! May 7th was World Athletics Day, and this month’s blog written by NYMAC members Nicole Mensah and David Awosoga highlight how sports have impacted their lives, valuable lessons they’ve learned from sport, and how as mentors they have used sport to connect better with their mentees. Sports […]

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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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It takes a village: Mentoring in smaller communities

It takes a village: Mentoring in smaller communities Charlotte Gardiner I grew up in a small town on the island of Newfoundland. We had a population of about 2,500 people, our K-12 school had around 350 students, and I had about 25 classmates. Unfortunately for myself and many of my peers, we did not have [...]
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Celebrating Diversity in Mentoring

Celebrating Diversity in Mentoring Nicole Mensah: For many children and youth in Canada, their reality consists of striving to overcome adversity through facing daily challenges. Specifically for black youth, it is unfortunate that there are many obstacles that present themselves as a result of simply being black; negative stereotypes enforced by society, lack of representation [...]
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