Oilers Development Camp

Dillon Simpson and a group of Edmonton Oilers recruits spent some of their time with kids from BGCBigs at Fort Edmonton Park last week.  The kids clearly had an awesome time and it appears the Development Camp participants had some fun too.  Thank you to everyone at the Oilers and Fort Edmonton Park for your support and sharing yourselves with the children and youth of our community.  Mentors make a huge difference and when kids connect with their heroes, the … 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

Mentoring and Mental Health

The impact of mentoring for children and youth is far-reaching.  In a recent study, researchers found that kids with mentors showed significant improvements in mental health.  Thank you to our over 3,000 volunteer mentors who continue every day to make a difference in the lives of children. Article on the impacts of mentoring on mental health.  Continue reading

Camp Day 2013

Tim Hortons Camp Day was a great success!  Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons stores across Canada and the United States will be donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. On Camp Day, customers have the opportunity to buy a coffee and help send over 13,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime.  Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10 day summer camp session, or a … Continue reading