Alana (Little) & Avery (Big)

Big Brothers Big Sisters gives kids the opportunity to do new things that they may not otherwise have the chance to do. It’s also gives people a platform to meet new people, mentors, and friends. When Alana’s mother passed away, she was going through a tough time and it was hard for her to make […]

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One of the Best Things in My Life

Over the past two years, I have been lucky enough to have not only one, but two younger brothers in my life. However, only one of them I’m actually related to. The other I was fortunate enough to gain by becoming a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The main goal of Big Brothers Big […]

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Empowered by Mentoring – Keyla’s Story

Let’s travel back in time to the year 2013. I was in grade 9 and living what I would consider a pretty boring life; I went to school, hung out with friends, dreaded math class and watched a bit more TV than recommended. Every Monday, I would talk to my friends about what they had […]

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Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Children and Youth

Change can be a scary thing. For siblings, Zain (6), Jamal (8), and Dina (9), change and fear were common to their childhood. Zain, Jamal and Dina grew up in Syria where there has been ongoing conflict for several years. Earlier this year, the family finally found safety and refuge when they immigrated to Hamilton, [...] Read more

A Rewarding Experience

I had always had a dream where I would be able to leave the confinements of my two bedroom apartment back home in Pakistan. Being the youngest child in a family of five, you quickly get to realize that the couch surprisingly doubles as a very comfy bed. Little did I know that I was [...] Read more
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