The Power of Mentorship

Sitting in Starbucks with Chloe and Marie-Eve and talking about their experience in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program is like sitting and chatting with the best of friends. Marie-Eve talks about the time she and Chloe were playing charades and Chloe did a comical imitation of Marie-Eve’s boyfriend. Both of them burst into […]

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BBBSV Hits the UVic Press!

When they first met, “Little Adam” was an open-hearted eight-year-old boy, hungry for a male role model. His mother, Lorraine Pawlivsky-Love (BFA ’00, MEd ’05) was a UVic Fine Arts student, struggling to raise two small children alone. “Big Adam,” better known as Adam Kreek, was then 22, a UVic geography student and a member of […]

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BBBS Board Member, Chris Gilbert wins award

Victoria police officer earns kudos from province for school liaison work Const. Chris Gilbert earns a youth leadership award in advance of Crime Prevention Week DON DESCOTEAU Oct. 29, 2017 6:30 p.m. COMMUNITY A Victoria police officer with a high community profile is among a group of individuals recognized by the province’s Ministry of Public […]

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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
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