About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of Canada’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. BBBS volunteer mentors teach by example the importance of giving back, of staying in school, and of respecting family, peers and community.
BBBS provides quality mentoring services for more than 40,000 children and teenagers. The community-based youth mentoring organization currently has over 25,000 volunteer mentors working at 118 agencies that serve children in over 1,000 communities across the country. Learn more. Visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.
About The Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.
Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 75 offices in 43 countries.
About Standard Life
Standard Life Financial provides long-term savings, investments and insurance solutions to more than 1.4 million Canadians, including group retirement and insurance plan members. It has been doing business in Canada for 180 years and has more than 2,000 employees across the country.
About the Boston Pizza Foundation
The Boston Pizza Foundation raises funds for many charities across Canada, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kids Help Phone, Live Different and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since its inception in 1990, the Boston Pizza Foundation has raised more than $16 million through various fundraising initiatives, the money raised supports local, national and global non-profit organizations, all of which directly improve the health and well-being of children and families.
About Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s settlement allocations for provinces and territories outside of Quebec have almost tripled from less than $200 million in 2005-2006 to approximately $600 million for the current fiscal year.
CIC’s Settlement Program supports newcomers in a variety of ways by providing language training, information to better understand life in Canada, assistance to find employment and help to establish networks and contacts in their communities. In addition, newcomers have access to needs assessments and referrals services, as well as support services (interpretation, transportation, child care, etc.) required to address both immediate and long-term settlement concerns.