Career Mentorship with Coke Canada Bottling

BBBST volunteers focus on developing caring relationships that help young people thrive, learn, discover, and often times, simply have fun. Soon enough, we will extend our mentorship model to include Bigs – this time as the mentee! Through a partnership with Coke Canada Bottling, BBBST is piloting a career mentorship program for volunteers called “The […]

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Rogers Stepped Up For Our Littles

“A Little Brother has been having an especially difficult time handling the lockdown. With just his mom and teenage older sister at home, he has been feeling increasingly lonely and frustrated. Recently, he called his Big Brother on his new Rogers smartphone, no less – and burst into tears barely two minutes into the conversation. His Big Brother listened […]

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National Philanthropy Day

It has been a challenging year for all of us; especially children and youth without a community of caring and consistent adults in their lives. Faced with these challenges, BBBST is amazed by the level astounding support our donors continue to provide. Their  contributions have allowed us to adapt how we provide life-changing mentorship programs, and ensure we continue to ignite potential in Toronto’s children and youth.   On National […]

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Eight Years of Adventure with Mark and Maverick

Mark and Maverick have been matched for 8 years, and in that time, they have done it all. From theatre, to Raptors Games, to concerts, to outdoor adventures, to cooking (which includes an unfortunate incident that involved some jalapeño pepper, some tears, and later, lots of laughter). Mark has made sure to introduce Maverick to a variety of different experiences that otherwise he may not have ever […]

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Sydney & Ella

“My big sister Sydney taught me many things like how to swim and skate…but when she was teaching me these things she also taught me never to give up until I reach my highest limit.”  Ella, 14, and her BIG Sydney have been matched since 2016, and in those four years Sydney has embraced her role as a […]

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