Don’t Forget Giving Tuesday

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday … now we celebrate GivingTuesday, a global movement for giving and volunteering. A day to forget about shopping and gift-getting, a day to remember people and giving back to our communities.  On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, our goal is to raise $1,300 – the average amount of money it […]

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What does civic engagement mean? Lessons from young Canadians

This week 100 young people, aged 14-24, from across Canada descended on Parliament Hill to job shadow Members of Parliament, learn the inner workings of government, and engage in our democratic process. Research shows us that youth who have had Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors become more civically engaged adults; they are 50% more likely [...] Read more

Join Youth and MPs to Kick Off #YouthInOffice and Partake in Instagram #KindComments Canadian Launch

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will host the fourth annual YOUth In Office: Job Shadowing Day on Parliament Hill on November 7, to give youth a chance to learn about working in a political environment, see democracy in action, and become more engaged Canadian citizens. The event will […]

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Healthy Relationships Build Healthy Minds

Every mentor hopes to inspire someone to achieve more, but it is difficult for a young person to dream when they are struggling with mental health issues. It is our responsibility as adults, guardians, and/or youth-serving professionals, to understand and appreciate the context in which youth live every day. For far too many young people […]

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Creating Safe, Inclusive Spaces for Canadian Youth

In the chaotic world in which we live, it is not facetious to ask what about the children? How are they navigating the line between free speech and hate speech? How are they dealing with what they see on the news and in social media? Some Canadian children are lucky enough to have a network [...] Read more
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