Canadians Want Youth To Be Engaged But Don’t Think They’re Prepared To Be Civic Leaders

A group of Canada’s National Youth Serving Agencies has commissioned an Abacus Data poll on public attitudes to youth civic engagement in Canada. The results reveal that a majority of Canadians believe that youth have too little influence on public policy, however, 7 in 10 believe that young people are not prepared to be civic [...]
Read more

Thank Your Mentor Today

Today is #ThankYourMentor Day: An opportunity to thank those who helped you on your path. Last summer, we did a cross-Canada roadtrip capturing stories from mentees (and their mentors). One thing is clear: the impact of having a mentor in a young person’s life is unparalleled. And right now, there is a young person in […]

Read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Celebrates Mentoring Month

January is Mentoring Month across Canada – and throughout North America, and this year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is celebrating the annual campaign aimed at connecting more of our community’s young people with caring adults. The two-way, back and forth relationship between a mentor and mentee positively impacts brain development and equips youth […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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
Page 7 of 9« First...56789