Spruce Grove Examiner Reports on Big/Little Sister Match

Big Brothers Big Sisters need volunteers in the tri-area By Thomas Miller, Spruce Grove Examiner/Stony Plain Reporter A year and a half ago Breanna and Desirae were in a serious car accident. Breanna shattered her ankle and needed surgery, Desirae broke her arm and had some internal bleeding, but they can count themselves lucky — the driver of the other vehicle didn’t make it. At the time, the two were a new friends, matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of … Continue reading

Kids & Cops

Our Club kids were invited out yesterday to join the EPS recruits in a day of fun at the William Griesbach Training Centre for the EPS Mini Recruit Event. The kids went through a series of stations including obstacles courses, relays, handcuff lessons, and drill practice. We talk about mentors everyday, but the men and woman involved in this program are true role models. The event has become a tradition for our kids, who look forward to the experience, but they’re … Continue reading

18:1 Mentoring Delivers a High Return

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Social Return on Investment Survey A groundbreaking new study by The Boston Consulting Group demonstrates the power of investments in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring to deliver strong economic value over time.  The study was designed to audit the financial return to society from Big Brothers Big Sisters, and it found that every dollar invested generates on average $18 in hard dollar returns to society. The research compared the life outcomes of 500 former “Littles” … Continue reading

Cliff Hall Award – Chris Arsenault

Congratulations to BGCBigs staffer, Chris Arsenault, on being awarded the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Cliff Hall Staff Award. Chris Arsenault has spent her entire career focusing on the needs of children and youth, and how best to support their development.  In the nearly 30 years she has been with what is now Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, Chris has been directly and indirectly responsible for mentoring matches, new and innovative mentoring … Continue reading