A Donor’s Story – Bill

“Positive experiences translate to a better outlook on life.” For Bill Kovacs, a monthly donor to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, youth mentoring is “fundamentally important for society, because those positive experiences translate to a better outlook on life.” When Bill and his brother were growing up in Brampton, they had caring neighbours who […]

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A Donor’s Story – Justin

“Just do it. There are a lot of kids out there who need you.” Justin Laing (right) first met his Big Brother Derek (left) when he was 12 years old. He was thrilled to have a male role model in his life, one who shared his interests like hockey, NASCAR racing, and vintage cars. Justin […]

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A Donor’s Story – Tim

“It was a wonderful opportunity to participate in a young person’s life and see the world through his eyes.” One of Tim Kushneryk’s favourite mentoring memories was visiting a local university campus with his Little Brother Preston. “We were just wandering around, and we saw some science students who were doing some experiments with lasers. […]

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Former Little Sister Anna’s Story

“We have never lost our unbreakable bond.” My name is Anna (right) and I am a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada youth council. I am reaching out to thank you for your support of children and youth across Canada. For me, mentoring has really changed my life in more ways than […]

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Tyrus (Little) & Shawn (Big)

Everytime that someone becomes a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the waiting list becomes shorter for a child. Looking back on his life, there are so many instances that Shawn wishes he would have had someone to look up to, or just talk to. That’s why he decided he wanted to volunteer for Big […]

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