Bowl for Kids Sake – Lac La Biche

Last month, Lac La Biche Big Brothers Big Sisters held their annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser.  A great group of generous folks raised money for the important work of mentoring children and youth in the LLB region.  All funds raised stay in the community for local support.  Please accept our sincere thanks to all the amazing men and women who shared their time with us! Entrec Corporation Kinsmen Club Stuart MacPherson Library Laurie Hunter & Team (Victim’s Services and … Continue reading

Employers and Volunteerism

Working Canadians give companies mediocre marks for community service Nearly eight in ten employed Canadians would participate in company community projects if their workplaces provided time off to volunteer. Toronto, June 18, 2013 – Two thirds of working Canadians (67 per cent) believe their companies should be doing more to support communities, according to a new national survey commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. The study, conducted by Ipsos Reid, found that 43 per cent of employees rate … Continue reading

Centennial Stamp

Spread a message of hope on your mail with this colourful stamp depicting 2 children looking forward to a brighter future.  Canada Post has now released this beautifully designed piece that commemorates the 100 years of important service to children and youth in Canada.  As a proud member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, we’re thrilled at the recognition in such a stunning and memorable way. Order some online! Continue reading

The Edmonton Examiner stopped by…

The Examiner’s Kevin Maimann showed some support for the work of BGCBigs this week, with an article focused on the 100th Anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Canada and featuring local activities and information.  While some of the information isn’t entirely accurate, he provides a great picture of what we do and why.  Important Note:  The National Symposium on Mentoring will be held in Banff (not Edmonton).  Click here for more information. Examiner Article – Scan Continue reading

BBBS Mentioned in the Senate

One Hundredth Anniversary – The following is the speech delivered in the Canadian Senate in April. Hon. Jim Munson: Honourable senators, Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada is 100 years old and is marking this important anniversary with some great activities. As I speak, 100 delegates are in Ottawa, and those 100 delegates were in the Senate having discussions, which was wonderful. Senator Meredith was here for that. I talked to many of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters and those … Continue reading