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.

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Volunteers

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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

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 –...

The Right Program Makes All The Difference

Every week at John A. MacDougall School (JAM), there’s a team huddle.  The principal, three teachers, and the All In For Youth team all get together to see if anyone has noticed if any of their students could use extra support.  Last school year, a sweet girl in Grade...

Summer Programs Help Kids Dream Big

Summer programs are so important for kids. Not only do they give them something constructive to do with their free time in the warmer months, they also provide valuable opportunities for continued learning. For kids who are new to Canada, these programs help give them...

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

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City of Edmonton

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Government of Alberta

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Edmonton Community Foundation

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