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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Report Shows That Youth Need Us More Than Ever

Over 1000 Canadian youth (15-30) were surveyed by Abacus Data and the findings give us insight into how youth are experiencing this pandemic. The report tell us that: Younger youth feel angry and disappointed while older youth are feeling helpless and despaired Many youth report feeling less joy or optimism than pre-pandemic Many report that [...]
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