The Girls Empowerment! Program: Supporting Young Women For A Lifetime Of Success

This international Women’s Day the theme is “choose to challenge,” because from challenge comes change and in this case greater opportunity for women in the future.  BBBST’s Girls Empowerment! Program is working to challenge young women through education and support in order to help them develop the necessary skills to thrive later in life. The program features a gender-specific curriculum for girls […]

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The Impact of a Black Big on Black Youth

Tamia was only eight-years-old when her mother Martika began the process of signing her up for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto community-based mentorship program. As part of the intake process, Tamia spoke to one of the BBBST intake specialists who would organize her match. Tamia asked the intake specialist, “can my Big be Black?”   Martika was surprised that […]

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BBBS Partners With Rogers Sports & Media

Rogers Sports & Media Announces 2021 Partnerships with Diverse Charities and Small Businesses to Help Build a Stronger Canada  – All IN program to provide free advertising and creative services to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Blacbiblio.com, Canadian Women & Sport, Friends of Ruby, and Spirit North – TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A shoulder […]

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A Day on the River

Corbin grabbed his keys, walked out the door in Vaughan, and started the car as his girlfriend called for a Lyft.   She had to run errands while he was heading to pick up his Little in Leaside for a day of adventure on the Humber River.   Taking a Lyft would usually be an added expense with only one car between the […]

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Sydney Hannah: Encouraging Physical Activity During COVID-19

Children in Toronto are participating in less physical activity and more sedentary behaviour which is negatively impacting their future physical, mental, and cognitive outcomes as well as their ability to face adversity later in life.   Restrictions due to COVID-19 shutdowns that have ranged in severity since they began in mid-March have led to a decrease in physical activity rates […]

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