Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) was awarded $25,000 to support youth leadership programs as a recipient of the 2022 Ted Rogers Community Grant, Rogers Communication announced on Nov. 3.
“We’re thrilled to receive this funding. With this grant, we can directly fund even more youth mentorship programming and take one step closer to reaching our goal of matching over 1,000 children and youth with mentors in our local communities throughout Greater Vancouver,” Mandy Wong, manager of development and marketing at BBGV, said.
BBGV’s mission is to empower young people to reach their full potential through impactful mentoring relationships in collaboration with local communities in Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Richmond, New Westminster, the Tri-Cities, Burnaby, the North Shore and Vancouver.
The registered charity is part of more than 70 others across Canada to receive funds for youth programming. Ted Rogers Community Grants are awarded yearly to registered charitable organizations or non-profits in Canada that provide programming to youth ages 15 to 29 in the areas of education, entrepreneurship, digital literacy, health and sport.
“We are proud to partner with local organizations to help young Canadians reach their full potential,” Tony Staffieri, president and CEO, Rogers Communications, said. “Our youth are the future, and we need to do everything we can to give them the best start in life.”
Since 2017, Rogers has awarded hundreds of Ted Rogers Community Grants for programs that support equity-deserving youth. This year, recipient organizations will help over 50,000 youth in 250 communities across the country.
Rogers invests $5 million annually to create educational opportunities for Canadian youth through Community Grants and Ted Rogers Scholarships. It has also contributed more than $10 million over the past decade to create access to youth sports programming through Jays Care Foundation.
For a full list of recipients across Canada, please visit here.