With almost 600 volunteers in the city, the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Saskatoon (BBBS) provides valuable mentorship programs to children in our community. Their volunteers are positive role models to children in need of guidance and someone to look up to and talk with.

In February 2014, representatives from BBBS paid a welcome visit to the Insightrix office. Insightrix has supported the organization for the past six years through SaskWatch, Insightrix’s online panel, as BBBS was one of the five original charities for the “donate to a charity” option for SaskWatch members.

After some catching up, we learned more about BBBS’s great initiatives, as well as some of the challenges they face as they continue to improve their services. Both Insightrix and BBBS are looking into identifying and bridging any existing gaps in the mentorship program.

Insightrix is extremely pleased to be able to continue its partnership with BBBS and, together, we have decided to run a pilot project using Insightrix’s new online discussion platform to foster a strong network, improved communications, and information sharing among BBBS volunteers and staff.

We are all very excited and looking forward to see what we can achieve with this new approach.