BGCBigs Youth Newsletter | November 2022

BGCBigs wants to keep you informed on all things in the community and in youth employment

Do you need help with a resume, an application, interview preparation, or anything else employment-related?
Our Youth Employment Coordinator is available for individual appointments.
Book your appointment here

RBC Future Launch and MENTOR Canada is bringing a series of unique, virtual, interactive skill-building events for ALL Big Brothers Big Sisters youth (13+).


Nov 15, 2022 @ 3pm MST (1hr)
Nov 16, 2022 @ 5pm MST (1hr)

Connect with Muna ([email protected] or 780 699 8506) to find out how you can win a gift card for attending!


We are putting the finishing touches on some future workshops, including babysitting, volunteering, and entrepreneurship.

Keep a watch out for future emails with more details for each workshop.

OCTOBER 29: 11 AM - 12 AM

Prospect Human Services is holding a virtual hiring event with GoodLife Fitness. Register at here


Dollarama Sherwood Park is hosting an in-person job fair for part time positions with week-end availability at Dollarama Sherwood Park Mall 2020 Sherwood Drive, AB, T8A 3H9

NOVEMBER 1: 10 AM - 2 PM

Edmonton Career Fair and Training Expo Canada is hosting an in-person job fair at the Edmonton Convention Centre 9797 Jasper Ave NW Edmonton, Salon 10, 11 & 12.


The North West Company is hosting an in-person hiring event for positions in Canada’s North at Best Western Plus Sherwood Park Inn & Suites, 300 Lakeland Dr, Sherwood Park

Old Navy Erin Ridge is Hiring!
Old Navy Erin Ridge (St. Albert) is hiring and offering guranteed interviews!
Walmart Kingsway is Hiring!
Alberta's newest walmart can be found at Kingsway Mall and they are hiring

Email @ [email protected] or call 780 699 8506 if interested

DEADLINE: November 18th at 11:59pm EST


The Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, in partnership with The Sandbox Project, Healthy Debate and the Healthy Communities Initiative, are once again looking for youth ages 12 to 25 for the continuation of their project called “In Their Own Words - Reflections by Youth on the Pandemic.”

Youth story submissions can be in any form including written pieces, visual art, music, video and/or audio. Youth who participate and are selected to showcase their story will receive monetary compensation ($60 honorarium) once the project is made live.
YMCA Youth Programs
YMCA offers free opportunities for youth that are designed to help youth work on some personal goals (i.e., self esteem, anger management) and also engage in workshops that build hard skills (i.e., babysitting course, music program,)

Check out their calendar and email [email protected] to register for the following virtual workshop sessions: Self-Care and Mindfulness, Healthy Relationships, Job Readiness, RoomXI Music Program, Anger Management, Self-Esteem and Peer Pressure
RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth will be open for applications between September 28th and December 1st, 2022.
This scholarship is awarded to 20 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada every year, and is valued at up to $10,000 per year, renewable for up to four years.

Candidates must have applied to, or be registered to attend a post-secondary institution in the 2023/24 school year, full-time.
Learn about the difference these scholarships made for our 2022 recipients here.
Please share this opportunity widely. 
RBC Future Launch Scholarship
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship is currently open for applications on a rolling basis.

This scholarship is exclusively for youth aged 15-29 who are not in school or only studying part time.

Valued at $1,500, funds can be used for learning opportunities including short-term courses, workshops, certificates, online training; and other expenses related to advancing skills.
Do you know a young person in your community who could benefit from this support?

Please share this opportunity widely.

Other RBC Future Launch Resources for Youth
Please find a brochure attached outlining some of the great resources available through Future Launch to young people across Canada.
Explore School and Program Options

Are you unsure what school or options you have for next year. Explore these links that provide a guide for post secondary!

Alis How to Apply for Free Money

Alis is a Government of Alberta website designed to help support Albertans with thier next steps. if you are looking for support with Grants, Schoolarship applications, or Student Aid Alberta they can help!

YMCA Y Mind Program

Y Mind is a free seven-week group mental wellness program delivered to teens aged 13 to 18 and youth aged 18 to 30 who experience mild to moderate anxiety. Youth learn effective skills to cope with symptoms of anxiety and engage in early-intervention mental wellness support in a safe environment that connects others who have similar experiences.

Please feel free to reach out to Aaron Teel [email protected] with any questions or more information on accessing this new program.

City of Edmonton

  • For kids 8-17 years
  • $15/month or drop in for $2/day
  • Anyone ages 8+ can go to the pool and gym on their own. They need to be 12+ to use the fitness centre and will need to take a Youth in Action course which is free with this pass.
  • Youth need to scan in between 1- 530pm, but can stay all evening.
City of Edmonton

  • Programs offered by non profit groups for free at various recreation centres (some of which are offered by FCSS funded agencies). 
  • Some programs are drop-in and some are registered. 
  • Some of the registered programs have their information up on the website and for some it is coming soon.
Need More Information
Contact Us!
Please reach out to our Youth Employment Coordinator Muna Abdulfatah Ahmed for more information, questions or concerns.

780 699-8506