A long standing partner of Big Brother Big Sisters of Canada for over 10 years, Invesco Canada has been the National Partner for Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) since 2002 and has played a vital role in the rapid growth and evolution of BFKS events from coast to coast. In addition to its National support, Invesco Canada has provided sponsorship funding of $150,000 per year since the beginning of 2005 for a grand total of over $1.35 million that has enabled Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada to support its member agencies and their BFKS events at a National Level.
Along with providing sponsorship funding, Invesco Canada has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters with over 10 years of Professional Development Day events for their clients, where the participant donations were shared with local agencies, resulting in direct support value in excess of $250,000.
In early 2013, as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters Centennial year celebration, Invesco Canada and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada releaseda national survey on the impact of mentoring on the reduction of bullying. This study helped to generate media attention and provided Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and its agencies with key findings on the impact of bullying across Canada as well as its harmful effects on youth and their communities. In addition to the release of the survey, the national theme for the 2013 Bowl for Kids’ Sake season was Step up to “Strike Out Bullying”.
Earlier this year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and Invesco Canada commissioned an Ipsos Reid survey called The Top 10 Parental Hopes Survey which highlighted the top 10 hopes parents have for their children and their future.
A BIG thank you from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and its agencies to Invesco Canada and it’s employees for believing in the impact of mentoring and for making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth.
*Bowl for Kids Sake (BFKS) is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ premier fundraising event and every dollar raised helps match kids with a mentor. Research shows that a children who have been mentored have higher self-esteem and are more likely to stay in school – empowering them to succeed, give back and realize their true potential.