Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is grateful to Rogers for their support in helping to make our mission possible. Since 2017 Rogers has worked with our organization to inspire youth, create awareness for the mentoring movement and invest in the future of young Canadians.
This year also marks the 6th year since the Ted Rogers Scholarships was established to remove financial barriers to education. This investment is critical to help the youth of tomorrow succeed in their educational aspirations and reach their highest potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has been one of the program’s partners since its inaugural year. Since then, more than 100 BBBS youth from across Canada have received scholarships. These scholarships have transformed their lives and presented them with opportunities to advance their learning and build a brighter future. While the youth still have to do all the hard work required to succeed, it is made easier by removing financial barriers to accessing post-secondary education.
“Receiving the Ted Rogers Scholarship has empowered me and brought me a joy that I can’t explain. It gave me a stronger drive and stronger passion. It made me really excited that someone believed in me as much as I believed in myself,” says Emmanuel A., Simon Fraser University student and past scholarship recipient. [source: youtube]