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 [...]
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Over 4,000 kids on Big Brothers Big Sisters waitlist in Canada

Organization says it needs urgently needs volunteers across the country (TORONTO, Ontario – September 1st, 2017) Hundreds of thousands of young Canadians need a mentor and over 4,000 kids are currently waiting to be matched with a caring adult in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs across Canada.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) officially [...]
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National Award Winners

Each year the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Awards Program celebrates the many achievements of member agencies, their staff and volunteers, and their generous partners. All agencies and their supporters deserve to be recognized for the valuable work they do in providing quality mentoring programs to the children in communities across Canada. (The complete list […]

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Mentoring is ALIVE in this country!

Mentoring professionals from across Canada just spent an incredible three days learning and discussing and working hard with colleagues to help chart the course for mentoring in Canada. Equipped with the latest research demonstrating the impact of healthy, two-way relationships – of mentoring! – on a child’s developing brain, the impetus to act has never been […]

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