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Since 1996, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has been fortunate to have our National Convention hosted at BMO Financial Group's fabulous Institute for Learning in Toronto. This exceptional training facility meets our needs each year, providing representatives of the Big Brother Big Sister movement from across Canada with a place to gather, learn and share in a top-notch training and accommodation facility. For our agencies, it is almost like coming home every year.

In 2002, a tree was planted in the courtyard at the Institute for Learning as part of our National Convention's Opening Ceremonies to thank BMO Financial Group for its support.

In 2007, BMO Financial Group increased its level of support by providing training opportunities for the national staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.

Additionally, in 2011 BMO Financial Group announced a remarkable three year commitment valued at a total of $750,000 in support of our Go Girls! and Game On group mentoring programs across the country.


Impact of Mentoring

Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Children and Youth

Change can be a scary thing. For siblings, Zain (6), Jamal (8), and Dina (9), change and fear were common to their childhood. Zain, Jamal and Dina grew up in Syria where there has been ongoing conflict for several years.