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Current News & Events

The Big Spelling Bee Starts This Weekend!

The Big Spelling Bee is a fun and educational event where students get an opportunity to improve their spelling and increase their vocabulary while at the same time supporting and raising awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ local mentoring programs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada has once again partnered with Invesco Canada and E.W. Scripps Company to promote academic excellence - and this year, the regional spelling bees have been expanded to include Central Ontario, Greater Vancouver, Nova Scotia and the Maritimes.

According to a past research study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Children and Youth who have a Big Brothers or Big Sister are:

  • Twice as likely to have high academic achievement
  • Two and a half times more likely to participate in extra-curricular activities

The 2016 Big Spelling Bee kicks off in Central Ontario on February 6th. Watch our facebook page and twitter feed for live coverage this Saturday!


Seeking Director, Communications & Marketing

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) is seeking a Director, Communications & Marketing. This person will report to the President & CEO and work closely with BBBSC’s leadership team to create and execute comprehensive communications strategies and campaigns which advance BBBSC’s leadership and mission; strengthen BBBSC’s brand; powerfully demonstrate the impact of our programs; and advance philanthropy in support of BBBSC’s mission.

It’s Time to Lace Up and Start Something Big!

Debuting in 1973, Bowl for Kids Sake season will shortly be kicking off it's 43rd year this February. Join people like yourself and get together with friends, family, and co-workers in your local communities to bowl in support of the many Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs.

Test Labs to Strengthen Adult In-School Mentoring Program Completed

In 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada launched a large evaluation project to strengthen our Adult In-School Mentoring (ISM) Program - a program which provides mentors to students with all of the match activities taking place in school. After reviewing the literature and testing various modifications to the existing curriculum, the project has now concluded. Our Executive Summary provides an overview of the process and findings, along with four documents that outline the changes that were tested, and two final evaluation reports which detail the statistics generated and reviewed by the participating agencies.

Building Friendships


I was 7 or 8 when my mom first signed me up to be matched with a big sister. Considering my situation, I always felt lucky to have the mom I do. My mom did everything she could to give my two sisters and me a “normal” life. read more >

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