Speaker Profiles

Toney Bedell

Toney Bedell

Youth Representative

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area is a donor-supported, volunteer-driven organization founded on mentoring as a proven strategy for ensuring resiliency, future orientation and social support for children and youth.

For over 30 years, we have been making a positive difference in the lives of young people through a wide range of one-to-one and group mentoring programs, both in school and in the community. We currently serve over 2,000 children and youth, and as many volunteers, in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, and surrounding areas.

Our mentoring programs combine passion with patience, empathy and a generous spirit that encourages real connections to form. Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, staying in school and having respect for family, peers and community. Our mentoring relationships challenge and support young people, allowing them to realize they have the ability to succeed and make life-changing decisions.

Each time we match a young person with a mentor, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.

Our Sponsors

Telus Interac Green Shield Canada