BE A BIGGER YOU

Humans are deeply social by nature. Drawing on scores of psychological and sociological studies, many researchers are asserting that living a life steeped in face-to-face contact and physical proximity with others is the key to health, while isolation and loneliness is a risk to both physical and mental health. These are powerful sentiments that validate [...]
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Career Opportunity : Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Operations

JOB DESCRIPTION Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced, Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Operations to join our team. The successful candidate will help support the strategic and transformative initiatives of the federation. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has been leading the transformative journey, with […]

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A PROFOUND IMPACT

Most Canadians watch the daily news and think, “how can I help?”. Most Canadians want to be part of the solution, but we are often discouraged by the complexity of the problems. Families across Canada are living with complex challenges stemming from systemic injustice and structural inequality. This can make us pause and doubt that [...]
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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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