We’re On A Manhunt

January 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 100 days starts now! We’ve got nearly 300 boys on our waiting list for a Big Brother and many of those boys will wait for up to two years before they’re matched. Why? Because we simply don’t have enough men who believe they can be a positive influence in the life of…

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So What’s The Big Deal?

December 8, 2015

Potential volunteers might ask themselves what’s REALLY the value of spending just an hour with a child at their school. So we sat down with Joanne Wynn, Principal at Norwood School, to find out. Why is the Bigs in Schools program important for Norwood School? We’ve had this program for over 25 years. One reason…

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Helping A Child Dream Bigger

November 19, 2015

One of the most powerful things to witness is a child working towards his or her dreams. Together we can help to create a better future for all kids. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) believes all children have the capacity to lead full and rewarding lives. But sometimes they just need…

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Explosive Science Club

October 23, 2015

Our Clubs pride themselves on coming up with new and exciting ideas for programs or “clubs” that keep the kids entertained but are also learning opportunities.  Ian, our Club Coordinator at McCauley, shared an awesome story with us about their science club. The McCauley science clubs came to an explosive end. Our youth have developed…

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WANTED: Bigs In School

September 16, 2015

Who are the best volunteers? People just like you! Our Volunteer Recruitment Team is currently focused on recruiting over 100 caring adults to volunteer as Bigs in Schools for the 2015-2016 school year (and beyond!). If you or someone you know has an hour a week to share with a child please read on and…

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Laurie and Tannan: Incredible Blessings

August 24, 2015

With a husband and three growing sons at home, Laurie’s life was fuelled by sports and testosterone. When she signed up to volunteer as an in-school mentor with BBBS, it’s easy to see why she wanted to be matched with a little girl. “The agency interviews you to match you with the best fit, and…

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Making A Kiddo Feel Special

August 12, 2015

The first time Gwen was told she should become a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters (as we were called at the time), she declined and told us she was just too busy. A year later, she was approached again. But this time something was different. “I realized I was just making excuses not to.…

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A Place for Tutoring & Mentoring

July 27, 2015

The EXCEL (Excite, Challenge, and Empower Learners Program) has grown tremendously since its inception in September 2013. EXCEL is a supervised after school homework program that supports kids from Grade One to Grade Six at McKee School who could benefit from additional support with their schoolwork. Each Wednesday throughout the school year, students get to…

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Watch As This Average Guy Steps Up to Help Out

May 13, 2015

At BGCBigs, we’re pretty honest about the high need for male role models in young boys’ lives. It’s true for our community of Edmonton, for the communities where we operate satellite offices in Alberta, and for all of North America. While we also need good women to step forward and become Big Sisters, the need…

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