Brad & Hunter

Brad’s Story I found the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters online after I made a few changes in my life and had some spare time. I knew I wanted to do some charity work, but I had a hard time deciding which organization I should dedicate my time to. I have always enjoye d working […]

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Being a Big Brother – My Story

I am a police officer in the City of Woodstock, Ontario and in March of 2013 I decided to become involved in the Big Brothers organization as a mentor to a 10 year old boy Anthony.  After completing the application and background process I met Anthony’s mother.  She expressed a need for somebody to show […]

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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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