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 […]

Read more

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 [...]
Read more

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 [...]
Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 [...]
Read more