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BGCBigs Anti-racism Statement

Dear Families, Volunteers, Staff and Community: BGCBigs is dedicated to supporting thousands of children and youth across our communities that we serve.
Many of the young people we serve and the volunteers that we support represent communities that are and have been affected by racism.
As allies, we are committed to the ending of the societal and systemic racism that has been built upon years of complacency and acceptance of the status quo.
Racism simply cannot be tolerated in any form, in any way.
Three of our core values – Belonging, Respect and Speaking Out – are central to our approach of inclusion in our organization. It is imperative that we work hard to take responsibility, to lead, and to help demolish the inequities that racism has created.
Our goal at BGCBigs is to ensure that our children, youth and families are supported to have access to opportunity.
Our youth have the right to be full participants in society and to walk without fear of racism.
We cannot stand by – we will have the difficult conversations and open dialogue that are necessary to move forward to build a just society for all.
We at BGCBigs are committed to being an active part of the solution.

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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How BGCBigs Supports Young People

Our young people find themselves in vulnerable situations and facing adversities such as mental health issues, family violence, identity issues or poor living conditions, which put these youth at risk of not reaching their full potential.

With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be avoided, and our young people can gain the confidence to achieve more.

With the support of our funders and volunteers, we ensure that every youth has what they need to succeed.

Through life-changing programs, community-based services, and relationships with peers and caring adults, BGCBigs helps children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed.

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    The November Caregiver Sessions have been posted! These sessions are available for free and you can learn more and register
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A Message from Global Youth Mentoring Leaders: #keepmentoring

We love this #keepmentoring video from Mentor Canada, which highlights the importance of mentoring as high impact, low-cost intervention. During these times of social distancing, relationships are still very important and mentoring can provide that connection to hope...

BGCBig Mentors Make a Difference

Mentoring plays a tremendous role in the development of our children and youth. We know that the benefits are tangible, and have powerful positive effects on young people through personal, academic and professional situations. Watch the following video and listen to...

Everyday Heroes – August 2020

Some Everyday Heroes for August 2020: 1. Doug (BB) dropped off “shrink-dink crafts” for Brian (LB) to do with him over video chat. Brian was very excited as he had never done this type of craft before and enjoyed showing pictures of the finished product. Submitted by...

Match & Volunteer Anniversaries – August 2020

August 2020 One of our favourite things to do is recognize a volunteer’s anniversary with us. Scroll down to see all the amazing folks who are celebrating another year of dedication to our community’s children. Match Anniversaries (Bigs and Littles) 1 Year Elyse and...

Understanding Autism – Caregiver Education Series

Focus is on caregivers of kids and teens (Grades K-12)
People with Autism experience the world differently than others. In this introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participants will learn how ASD affects the way children and adolescents interpret and interact with the rest of the world and the people in it. Once we understand the core characteristics of ASD we will then learn how to use strategies to support our children’s wellness.

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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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Settlement Network Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada

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