Paying It Forward: Derek’s Story

My experience with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been extremely positive. I was struck by the care that the organization takes in matching mentors with mentees and the amount of genuine passion that BBBS staff from all areas of the organization demonstrate for children. In addition to this, BBBS staff take a very supportive [...]
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Mentoring Relationship Goes Beyond the Match Itself

Hydro One employee Nicole Lem participated in “the front steps project” a grassroots initiative which focuses on creating community while highlighting mental health and providing a piece of ‘normalacy’ during these times of societal detachment. While participating, Nicole had the opportunity to photograph a few members of her fellow Hydro One employees. “Following a social […]

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Paul and Bob

When Paul was about nine years old, he was matched with his mentor Bob through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel. Together they went to Maple Leafs and Raptors games, did box car racing, hung out at the golf course, played catch and more. They were formally matched for about 5 years, but the […]

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Jim and Omer

Omer (Jerry) Foisy has been a big brother to Jim Clendenning for 50 years now. Foisy was a barber in Thamesford 50 years ago when a customer started speaking about a brand new program in the area called Big Brothers. Foisy was already a parent to two young girls and after speaking with his wife, [...]
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Alana (Little) & Avery (Big)

Big Brothers Big Sisters gives kids the opportunity to do new things that they may not otherwise have the chance to do. It also gives people a platform to meet new people, mentors, and friends. Alana has 13 siblings but was still very much in need of a friend and mentor all her own. When [...]
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