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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.

Amplifying Our Voice in Ottawa

November 10, 2014

This November, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada organized an event to create awareness with the Federal Government about the value and benefits of mentoring by matching 60 youths with the Prime Minister, and various Ministers and MPs for a day on The Hill.

In its second year, the event was a huge success with more Ministers & MPs asking to participate and be matched with a Little Brother or Little Sister. The youths created a lot of social media buzz and definitely brought some energy & enthusiasm to The Hill while promoting the impact mentoring has had on their lives.

YOUth in Office is a collaboration with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

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