January Volunteer Spotlight

"I make a difference in someone’s life and, in turn, a difference in my community and, in turn, our future.” Denis' life experiences have sparked his volunteer career with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region as a Big Brother, to be a good role model for youth. He began to volunteer as a Big [...] Read more

December Volunteer Spotlight

Mentoring means just letting a kid be themselves and listening a lot, asking all sorts of questions that they may be able to figure out themselves, and maybe providing a few suggestions along the way,” said Meagan, past Humane Society Volunteer, Spin for Kids Volunteer, personal trainer and yoga teacher with Goodlife Fitness and Big [...] Read more

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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