Thank You EPL for supporting our Summer Reading Club

October 24, 2023

This summer, our friends and partners, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), delivered 1-hour STEAM-based programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to our Club members during summer camps. EPL also provided ongoing reading opportunities for our Club members, delivering book collections to all 9 of our Club sites. Members participated and tracked their reading throughout…

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Thank You Canada Summer Jobs, REACH, and Realtors Community Foundation for Supporting our Summer Programming

September 27, 2023

We would like to express a huge Thank You to Canada Summer Jobs, REACH and the Realtors Community Foundation for supporting our Summer Programming this year. Thanks to their generous support, we were able to run eight different summer camp locations that operated each week from Monday through Friday and we employed twenty (20) Canada…

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Thank You Stollery Charitable Foundation for your support on the BUILD Capacity Building Initiative

September 12, 2023

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Stollery Charitable Foundation. Over the past 3 years (May 2020 through September 2023) they’ve provided their support on a project called BUILD Capacity Building Initiative. This initiative is dedicated to a variety of important outcomes to the work that BGCBigs’ does, including Volunteer Recruitment,…

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All in For Youth – Helping children and families thrive in school and in life

June 22, 2023

The United Way recently released the Year 6 Impact Report for All in For Youth (AIFY), a vital program to help vulnerable students graduate high school and break the cycle of poverty. BGCBigs is a proud partner and supporter of AIFY, helping to provide mentors and out-of-school-time (OST) programming. But AIFY is much more than…

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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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Harvard, Here I Come

May 26, 2017

When Rafael was just 7 years old, his family moved from the Philippines to Canada. They landed in Edmonton and Rafael started Grade 2 in September at McKee Elementary only knowing a few words of English. He struggled to keep up in class, and his reading and writing skills were understandably well below his grade…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Month – We Need YOU

September 1, 2016

Happy September!  It’s been a great summer but we’re excited for an amazing fall season with lots going on.  AND – it’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Month!  We are proud to celebrate and showcase the power and impact of mentoring. This special national proclamation provides us an opportunity to raise awareness about BBBS programming and…

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Touchdown Club

August 23, 2016

Below is a letter from the Curriculum Coordinator at Edith Rogers School where, thanks to the Stollery Charitable Foundation, we were able to host a football program. The first year of the Touchdown Club football league was a great success! This program aimed to provide kids in Junior High the Mill Woods community with a…

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Adjusting to Canadian Life

July 8, 2016

It was 2007 when Gi Eun brought her two daughters, Crystal and Julia, from Korea to Canada on student visas. Crystal, now 14, explains that the transition was really difficult for her whole family because they simply didn’t know what to expect. It took them a few years to settle into Canadian life and in…

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Friendship, Laughter & Cookies

May 11, 2016

Shiloh admits that when she was 10 years old she didn’t get along very well with other kids at school. “I needed someone to talk to,” she says. Her mom heard about the mentoring programs at Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) and Shiloh agreed to try it out. “It’s risky because…

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