At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential – both as individuals and citizens. We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future.
Start Talking is a place where we want to raise awareness of key issues that face today’s youth. We will sometimes advocate, sometimes educate, sometimes inform, sometimes ask questions and always invite discussion about the pressing concerns that involve the younger generations of today.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Welcome to Start Talking!

“If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.”
-Bill Gates

And with that, Welcome to the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada blog!

We are excited to share the latest in research findings, talk about the newest promotions and sponsorships and ask your opinions about the work we do and how it connects to issues that are important to you. This blog has been some time coming. We have been intentional in ensuring that, once launched, it will be relevant and topical. Definitely a blog to come back to again and again! We hope that you will contribute to the conversation...whether the topic is bullying, how young people can do better in school or inspiring the next generation of volunteers... the discussion will be richer with a wide variety of opinions.

In 2013, Big Brothers Big Sisters will mark 100 years of service to Canadian children and families. One of the goals of our Centennial celebrations is to foster a dialogue about how our mentoring programs contribute to building healthier communities. They are much more than nice to have programs. They are truly essential. We have come to learn that many Canadians don’t immediately associate the what we do, our mentoring programs, with what they achieve, positively affecting the lives of Canadian children and youth. We hope to have our blog serve as a platform for a conversation one that invites Canadians to share their stories and thoughts about the impact that mentoring has had on their lives.

So, welcome to our new blog. We are excited and honored that you have chosen to make our organization a part of your daily life. Please come back. Please contribute. Together, our collective voices and strength will help improve the lives of Canada’s kids.

Bruce MacDonald

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

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