The Edmonton Examiner stopped by…

The Examiner’s Kevin Maimann showed some support for the work of BGCBigs this week, with an article focused on the 100th Anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Canada and featuring local activities and information.  While some of the information isn’t entirely accurate, he provides a great picture of what we do and why.  Important Note:  The National Symposium on Mentoring will be held in Banff (not Edmonton).  Click here for more information. Examiner Article – Scan Continue reading

BBBS Mentioned in the Senate

One Hundredth Anniversary – The following is the speech delivered in the Canadian Senate in April. Hon. Jim Munson: Honourable senators, Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada is 100 years old and is marking this important anniversary with some great activities. As I speak, 100 delegates are in Ottawa, and those 100 delegates were in the Senate having discussions, which was wonderful. Senator Meredith was here for that. I talked to many of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters and those … Continue reading

BBBS National Research

The National Research Study: January 15, 2013 Release Canada’s first national youth mentoring research project is one of the largest mentoring studies ever conducted anywhere. The scope of this ground-breaking study is nationally and regionally representative. The five-year research project tracks the experience of almost 1,000 children and teenagers registered with Big Brother Big Sister agencies. Over time, the study’s in-depth findings will identify the processes that actually lead to the most positive outcomes of mentoring based on gender, age, … Continue reading