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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Emily Helpard: How BBBST Is Supporting Littles During COVID-19

Over the past few months Emily Helpard has answered countless questions from Bigs curious about how to engage their Littles in physical activity and stay connected during COVID-19.   As a mentoring program specialist, Emily is in direct contact with matches and works with them throughout their mentorship journey; helping to answer questions, offer suggestions for time together, and listen.   The pandemic has changed the […]

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Shannon Parsons: Reflections on the journey of her match

Five-years ago when Shannon was matched to her Little Cynthia through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto she had no idea how fast time would fly, and the deep-rooted friendship that she would get out of the program.   This past summer Cynthia turned 18-years-old, effectively ending their official match through the BBBST program. While no longer obligated to stay […]

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