We Don’t Do It Alone

Each year, Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area supports almost 5,000 children and youth and their families. But we don’t do it alone. Every single day, we rely on the time, commitment, and passion of over 3,000 volunteers who are at the core of our work providing safe places and positive relationships. They offer guidance and friendship as a positive role model to kids, regardless of whether they are a Big Brother or Sister, … Continue reading

Edmonton & Area Men Step Up to Mentor Boys in our Community

On May 1, 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters launched its 3rd 100 Men 100 Days campaign to encourage men to volunteer as mentors to boys in our community. With nearly 600 boys waiting for a Big Brother, many of whom will wait up to 3 years, the need for male mentors is higher than ever. For the first time since its inception 100 Men 100 Days has achieved its goal, and then some. With the campaign … Continue reading

Employers and Volunteerism

Working Canadians give companies mediocre marks for community service Nearly eight in ten employed Canadians would participate in company community projects if their workplaces provided time off to volunteer. Toronto, June 18, 2013 – Two thirds of working Canadians (67 per cent) believe their companies should be doing more to support communities, according to a new national survey commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. The study, conducted by Ipsos Reid, found that 43 per cent of employees rate … Continue reading