Research and Studies
Social Return on Investment: Investments in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring deliver strong economic value over time.
From conducting research from a large pool of former Little Brothers, this study has proven that major societal and economic value arises from Big Brothers mentoring programs. The study was designed to audit the financial return to society from Big Brothers, finding that every dollar invested generates a return of $18 hard dollars to society. +Read More
Study shows boys will perform better academically and demonstrate less negative behaviours if matched with a Big Brother.
As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s centennial anniversary, a 5-year study has been released to show the benefits of boys being matched with Big Brothers. Some of the key findings are that boys with a Big Brother are three times less likely than boys without a mentor to suffer peer pressure related anxiety. Additionally, they are also two times less likely than non-mentored boys to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger. +Read More
Emotional closeness in male youth mentoring relationships
This study provides an in-depth examination of close and enduring formal mentoring relationships between adolescent boys and adult men. The findings of this study suggest that close and enduring male mentoring relationships have the potential to provide adolescent boys with models for less constricting and conventional forms of masculinity, particularly with regard to emotional disclosures and expression. +Read More