Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton (BGCBigs) is looking for 100 good men to be a friend, a role model, a mentor to 100 good kids and we’ve given ourselves 100 days to do it.

There are more than 800 boys waiting for a friend like you.

We Care About Kids

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) is committed to the healthy development of all children.
We provide a diverse array of mentoring and after school programs to meet the needs of our community’s children and youth so they have the tools and supports they need to be successful in school and in life.

Kids

Meals & Snacks

Volunteers

Donors & Funders

Programs for Kids

Every child and youth should have access to healthy relationships and enriching experiences that contribute to their future success. BGCBigs provides mentoring and after school programs that focus on healthy living, active play, belonging, leadership, friendship, and guidance.

Volunteer

With the help of over 3,000 volunteers, our staff of 120 is able to serve approximately 5,300 children and youth! Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we simply could not serve our community without them. Volunteers can change the life of a child and the future of a community simply by spending quality time with a kid(s). Being a volunteer isn’t difficult or time consuming. It just requires you to care. You don’t have to change your life to become a volunteer with us; we help you find a way to fit a child into the life you’re already living.

Our Stories

Pink Shirt Day 2018

What is Pink Shirt Day? Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 when two grade 12 boys noticed another boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Their response was to go out and buy 50 pink shirts to distribute and wear to school to support the boy who was being bullied....

Jumpstart Story

Elijah Bascombe has been attending Tweddle Club for almost four and a half years. When he started attending at age 7 he was very outgoing, made friends easily and loved being active. Over the next few years at the club Elijah struggled with managing his emotions and...

Removing Labels – Building Capacity

Walking through the halls of this particular elementary school, it wasn’t uncommon to see Justin* sitting outside the classroom he’d just been put out of for one negative behavior or another.  Just starting out – in second grade – with so much ahead of him, this boy...

A Future of Success

Have you ever met a child with more focus and determination than most adults? Enter Giselle*. A Grade 12 student at Eastglen school, Giselle knows exactly what she wants and isn’t afraid of working hard to make sure she gets get. Giselle started attending the Rundle...

A Full Cup

On November 11, 2017, Joanne watched with wide eyes as Jennifer ordered a martini at dinner. It was the first time they had ever had a drink together in all their years of friendship. But Joanne didn’t mind. After all, this wasn’t just any night out for these ladies –...

You Can Brighten Their Future

When you give to BGCBigs, you become part of our family. We need everyone’s support to help transform the lives of children and youth in our community by providing positive relationships and new experiences that lead to brighter futures.

Our Fundraisers

Each year, BGCBigs hosts three signature fundraisers: the Children’s First Golf Classic, the Lobster Lovers Feast, and the Dream Home Lottery. We would so appreciate your support of these important fundraisers. You can participate as a sponsor, a donor, an attendee, or as a ticket buyer. However you choose to get involved, we are so grateful for your support!

Host A Fundraiser

Each year groups and individuals, just like you, take it upon themselves to host fundraisers to help make BGCBigs’ programming possible.  Event examples include 50/50’s, client appreciation events, silent auctions, donations in lieu of gifts and so much more!

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Special Thanks

United Way

Sustaining Funder

City of Edmonton

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Government of Alberta

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Edmonton Community Foundation

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