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All I want for Christmas is…SOCKS!

November 18, 2014

Seriously, I really like socks. I will wear a nice pair of socks until all the elastic is gone or until my toes start sticking out the end. Last year, my kids got me a few of the coolest pairs of socks for Christmas. This year, I’m hoping for more of the same. Nothing else under the tree for me, please. #Greatestgift

You're More Fun Than Plywood - New Ad Campaign to Recruit Mentors for Youth

November 17, 2014

With the support of Standard Life Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada today launched a national advertising campaign. “You’re More Fun Than Plywood” shows that being a mentor is easier than one might think, and that it can make a big difference in a child’s life.

Forty Youths join MPs on Parliament Hill to Job Shadow

November 4, 2014

Big Brothers Big Sisters is thrilled to host youths from all over Canada to participate in the second annual YOUth in Office: JOB SHADOWING DAY ON PARLIAMENT HILL on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Forty young people aged 14 to 24 will get a chance to learn about career opportunities from Members of Parliament (MPs) and Hill staffers. The youth and MPs will spend the day together as part of a joint initiative to inspire young people about the working world and some of the job options associated with politics and government in Canada and to educate MPs about the value and benefits of mentoring in our communities.

Please Welcome Our New President & CEO

October 31, 2014

Announcing the arrival of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada's new President & CEO: Steve Jones. Steve is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. In addition to careers at Apple Canada and ATCO Industries, Steve was Senior Vice-President, Corporate Relations at Siemens Canada, and President & CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada.

Big Brothers Big Sisters to benefit from The Greater Interest GIC®

September 11, 2014

Canadian Western Bank (CWB) will once again support Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies across Western Canada through The Greater Interest GIC® campaign. Clients who choose to invest will earn a guaranteed return while also prompting a corporate donation from CWB, based on the amount invested. To ensure the donation benefits local kids, it will be directed to one of twenty BBBS agencies based on the CWB location where the investment is made.

Impact of Mentoring