Watch As This Average Guy Steps Up to Help Out

At BGCBigs, we’re pretty honest about the high need for male role models in young boys’ lives. It’s true for our community of Edmonton, for the communities where we operate satellite offices in Alberta, and for all of North America. While we also need good women to step forward and become Big Sisters, the need is simply far greater when it comes to men. That need resonated with our friends at TELUS and they wanted to help us demonstrate how … Continue reading

Did you know BGCBigs has Francophone Programs?

BGCBigs Community Programs Facilitator, Natalee Mantha and Volunteer Mentor Yan Boucher were invited to talk about the programs and needs in our community on Radio Canada this week.  You can hear the interview through their website below. Le programme Grands frères Grandes soeurs à Edmonton Étudiants au Cégep de Jonquière. Le programme Grands frères Grandes soeurs à Edmonton est en période de recrutement. Natalee Mantha, responsable du programme à l’École Gabrielle-Roy nous explique en quoi consiste le programme et de … Continue reading

Excellence in Health Promotion

CMA Honours Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada for Excellence in Health Promotion OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) announced today Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) as the recipient of its Award for Excellence in Health Promotion. The award recognizes individuals and organizations from outside the health sector who have made a significant contribution toward a healthy population and a healthy community. Every day Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) provides health … Continue reading

Little has Big impact on Volunteer

Community Matters: Little has Big impact on Volunteer By Claire Theobald, Edmonton Sun Andy Anderson started with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor, now he and his Little are more like family. “I just tell people he is my brother, and he introduces me as his older brother,” says Anderson. “We just kind of fit together.” Anderson has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters for four years, an organization that provides positive mentorship to kids unlocking their … Continue reading

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