Request for Proposals: The Big Response Project

Background Many children in Canada are facing adversities in their daily lives such as poverty, family violence, school disengagement or identity challenges. These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these adversities, Canadian children and youth are at risk of not reaching [...]
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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 […]

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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Well-Being Through Sport

Mentoring and sport lead to healthier, happier youth! May 7th was World Athletics Day, and this month’s blog written by NYMAC members Nicole Mensah and David Awosoga highlight how sports have impacted their lives, valuable lessons they’ve learned from sport, and how as mentors they have used sport to connect better with their mentees. Sports […]

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