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Mentor Adam and Mentee Abdallah Share Story of Their Lifechanging Match

December 15, 2023

We’re always so excited when we get to share real stories from our mentors and mentees about their experience. On December 8, 2023, Adam (mentor) and Abdallah (mentee) were featured on CTV Edmonton to talk about how much their friendship means to each other and how special their bond is. You can make a real…

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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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BGCBigs Thanks all volunteers families donors and partners this 2022 for support over the last 2 years

Thank You Volunteers, Donors, Families and Partners for Walking Alongside BGCBigs

March 22, 2022

The last two years have been challenging for us all as we navigated the pandemic. We are so grateful to our volunteers, donors, partners, parents, caregivers and staff for walking alongside us to show that supporting kids never stops, regardless of the obstacles that get thrown our way. As we continue to navigate the ever-changing…

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Big Aaron Hoyland and Danisha with BGCBIgs on Ryan Jespersen Real Talk Mentoring Month 2022

Big, Aaron Hoyland and BGCBigs Staff Member, Danisha on Ryan Jespersen’s Real Talk

January 31, 2022

Ryan Jespersen visits with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Danisha Bhaloo-Shivji and a Big Brother mentor, Aaron Hoyland about the value Mentorship can bring to children and adults alike. Give it a watch:

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Mentoring Month Wrap up on Global News - BGCBigs

Mentoring Month Wrap up on Global News – BGCBigs

January 31, 2022

Wrapping up #MentoringMonth, check out our most recent segment on Global News featuring BGCBigs staff member Danisha Bhaloo-Shivji who talks about her experience as a Little — returning the favour and becoming a Big herself when she was able. Watch here: https://globalnews.ca/video/8583660/big-brothers-big-sisters-wrap-up-mentor-month/,big-brothers-big-sisters-wrap-up-mentor-month

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#ThankYourMentor Day at BGCBigs 2022

#ThankYourMentor Day – BGCBigs Littles Thanking Their Bigs

January 27, 2022

January 27th, 2022 was #ThankYourMentor Day, a day for all mentees to show gratitude for their mentor by sending them a special message of gratitude and also posting on social media using the hashtag #ThankYourMentor. Below are some of our Littles / Mentees thanking their Bigs / Mentors and sharing their favourite activities and things…

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Germain and Kathy - BGCBigs Edmonton

For the Love of Reading: By Former Little Sister, Kathy Diep

January 26, 2022

Every Wednesday I – tapped my shoes and watched the clock, ready to sprint off. The door was only three steps away, but I knew I could get there in one if I skipped. Wednesdays were when my Big Sister, Germaine visited me at school. Up until it was my turn to be matched with…

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Cobi and Darrin 10 year BGCBigs Big Brother Match

The Power of Mentorship, 10 year Big Brother Match – Global News Edmonton Story

October 12, 2021

10 Year Big Brother match Cobi Winter (Little) and Darrin Varga (Big Brother) featured on Global Edmonton talking about what a lifelong friendship has meant for the both of them. Cobi explains that Darrin has helped him step out of his shell and becoming a bit more outgoing. Darrin explains the relationship that transitioned from…

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WEBINAR: The Next Generation: A Panel on Millennial Legacy Giving

September 13, 2021

WEBINAR: The Next General: A Panel on Millennial Legacy Giving Join us this Thursday, September 16th from 3PM-4PM as we learn from our next generation of philanthropists on what motivates them to give and why leaving a legacy is so important! Register for free at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RKpfpHhrRiSHAsfcbZ5R-Q Hear from our speakers: Amarjeet Sohi: Children’s Circle Co-Chair…

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Youth Employment Program Increases Teens Job Readiness & Confidence - BGCBigs Mentoring Good News Story

Youth Employment Program Increases Job Readiness and Confidence in Teen

August 16, 2021

Zach describes himself as having been a shy kid, quiet and unassuming. That is, until he decided to stretch himself and get out of his comfort zone. During his grade eleven year Zach attended Teen Takeover, a Job Readiness Fair organized by BGCBigs and hosted at a local high-school. He listened to panelists talk about…

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