How We Made Lessons Out of Losses

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team because he was ‘too short’. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a news anchor because of her ‘emotional instability’. Ellen DeGeneres lost a prime-time sitcom show because her character ‘came out’ at the age of 39. We’ve all experienced failures, but we all [...]
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Engagement, Leadership and Change

It has been a busy summer for the National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council (NYMAC)! If we were to use three words that summarize what’s been happening, we’d say: Engagement, Leadership and Change. Let’s start with Engagement: The best kind of organizational conventions include a mix of thought leadership, ample caffeine and food, and tons of [...]
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Indigenous Voices – A Mentee’s Experience

In 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada launched a National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council (NYMAC) to ensure that young people are shaping the future of mentoring in Canada. These young leaders have firsthand experience as mentees and mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters. They bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to our work and […]

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Canadian Youth Will Thrive Through Mentoring Relationships Thanks to Catalyst Funding

[JUNE 3rd] This morning, Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Minister Hajdu, announced a multi-million-dollar investment to help young Canadians through expanded opportunities and enhanced formal relationships. This catalyst funding of $6.3 million over three years sparks the creation of the Canadian Mentoring Partnership, a coalition of community-based mentoring organizations offering services across [...]
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Youth Voices: Mental Health

In 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada launched a National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council to ensure that young people are shaping the future of mentoring in Canada.   These young leaders have firsthand experience as mentees and mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters. They bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to our work and [...]
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