Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) is thrilled to announce that we are working with TD Bank Group (TD) to support mentorship to over 200 children and youth across Canada through the TD Bigger and Healthier Futures for Youth project.
Not all Canadians have the same access to resources that result in positive health outcomes. Without protective factors and intervention, health inequity will continue to impact generations of Canadians. Big Brothers Big Sisters identifies young people who are at risk, by no fault of their own, of negative health outcomes. We intervene with life-changing relationships designed to prevent adverse childhood experiences that can last a lifetime.
The TD Bigger and Healthier Futures for Youth project will support 5 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies (BC Lower Mainland, Calgary and Area, Toronto, Guelph, and Pictou County) in prioritizing vulnerable youth. Our trained staff will use adversity risk factors to ensure those youth most in need gain prompt access to 1:1 mentorship. Intervening at a critical time in a young person’s life increases their likelihood of a successful and healthier future.
“Consistent and supportive relationships are critical to the health and well-being of all children, especially those living with adversities,” says Farah Kurji, Senior Manager, Canadian Philanthropy, TD Bank Group. “Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD’s global corporate citizenship platform, we are proud to support BBBS in helping foster resiliency, improve health outcomes, and create opportunities for youth to reach their full potential.”
We are grateful to TD for their support and commitment to building bigger and healthier futures for youth.