Thank you RBC & Big Possibilities

April 17, 2023

One thing that hasn’t changed over the past few years is that youth are still hungry to secure jobs, attend post-secondary and pursue career opportunities. As BGCBigs has transitioned back to in-person programming over the past year, we’ve heard youth in our community continue to express their interest and desire to work and learn more…

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BGCBigs rated a 5-star charity by Charity Intelligence

February 13, 2023

BBBSE Results Reporting Scorecard 2022 BBBSE Profile 2022 We are pleased to share that BGCBigs is currently rated a 5-star charity by Charity Intelligence! Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors to be informed and give intelligently. Their website posts free reports on more than 800 Canadian charities, as well as in-depth primers on philanthropic…

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BGCBigs Earns Key Acknowledgement from the City of Edmonton

September 16, 2022

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBigs) Earns Key Acknowledgement from the City of Edmonton To celebrate, BGCBigs is launching a campaign to recruit more than 1,000 volunteers in the next year Edmonton – September 16, 2022 – Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and…

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Kinette Club Goes The Distance for Lac La Biche Big Brothers Big Sisters

August 1, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lac La Biche is part of the service delivery area for Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs). They provide positive mentoring relationships for children and youth in the community. BBBS Lac La Biche relies on the generosity of the community’s time and resources…

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Real Impact for Newcomers & Immigrants Youth

July 25, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.5.1″] In most cases, you grow up learning your language and culture from your parents, family members, friends and community. You are used to a certain climate, infrastructure, food, and way of life. But, the next thing you know, you are in another country,…

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Community Role Models: Who We Strive to Be

June 26, 2018

We are so grateful for the diverse businesses that support our children and families. One such company is Automated Aquatics, with a focus on clearer and cleaner water, and better water management in our city. The owners, Darrel and Edith Martin, have supported our organization for the past several years, in addition to other children-serving…

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RBC Story – A Quiet Crisis

May 23, 2018

BGCBigs supports a diverse demographic of children and youth. Often, the kids that frequent our clubs come from low-income families, single parent homes, and/or are first generation immigrants. These social circumstances naturally have economic implications. Our youth opened up to us recently and shared some of the challenges they face when trying to find employment…

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Conversation Club – A Success Story

May 16, 2018

On Thursday afternoons, once the last bell rings, there is a rush of feet and the buzz of excited chatter as elementary school kids stampede down the hallways, heading for the bright sunshine beckoning through the open front doors. Left behind are empty hallways and the fading echoes of the day’s lessons. School is out…

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Pink Shirt Day 2018

February 15, 2018

What is Pink Shirt Day? Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 when two grade 12 boys noticed another boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Their response was to go out and buy 50 pink shirts to distribute and wear to school to support the boy who was being bullied. Pink Shirt Day is…

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10 Reasons to Come to Lobster Lovers!

October 1, 2017

We are so excited for November 3 – the date of our Lobster Lovers Feast proudly presented by Flaman Group of Companies at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre. It’s an East Coast causal dinner in support of our community’s children and you’re invited! Lobster Lovers isn’t just one of our largest fundraisers, it’s also…

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