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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30% of Youth Report Never Having an Adult Mentor

There are 7,865,725 youth under the age of 19 years old living in Canada. Yet thirty per cent of youth report never having an adult mentor of any kind. This means there are millions of young people who grow up without the guidance of someone who can offer them advice and resources to deal with […]

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