All In For Youth Edmonton

Did you know that 1 in 5 Edmonton students don’t finish high school? Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs)  is part of the new initiative led by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region called All in for Youth that’s working to change that. All in for Youth brings together programs and services in a new way to help every child achieve their very best, by providing support to them and their families. By taking care of … Continue reading

Homework Help

Tommy has been attending our West Club for over a year and our staff quickly learned that he was having some trouble in school. One day his mom came into the Club to specifically ask that we help him with his reading and spelling. Our Olivia, a Club staff member, was able to sit down with him every day the week before his upcoming spelling test and help him practice. The following week, Tommy came into the Club, grinning from … Continue reading

Santa Clothes Came To Town!

November 6 was a special day for 100 of our community’s kids. For the first time anywhere in Canada, the Rotary Club of Edmonton West gave the gift of the holiday season to children in need of warm clothing. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with four inner city Edmonton elementary schools to identify 25 kids from each school who could benefit from a shopping spree at Old Navy. We picked them up by bus at their … Continue reading

A Lasting Impact

The community of McCauley was named after Edmonton’s first mayor and it is proud of its cultural diversity. It also happens to be a place where many families and individuals are struggling to make ends meet. That’s why EPCOR is working with Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) to make McCauley a strong and vibrant community. They know that building healthy communities starts with nurturing our community’s kids. In 2015, EPCOR pledged to provide $50,000 a year … Continue reading

A Different Kind of Campaign

The blog post below was written by our Fund Development Manager Danisha Bhaloo and was originally published on the Huffington Post Canada site. One year ago, I publicly announced my decision to run in the byelection for Edmonton City Council. It wasn’t an easy decision, considering I had a job that I adored and a social life that I was pretty content with. I wasn’t stirring for anything new. I didn’t want any regrets. So when I was asked to … Continue reading