2010: Bbbsi Foundation of Canada (Big Brother Big Sisters ) on AjahFundtrackerPRO shows Paul Abbas as a Board Member (Director) in 2010
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2009: Listed as past chair of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada on (opencharity.ca)
“Big sister association of ontario joined with big brothers big sisters of canada in 2001 to provide services to big sisters and big brothers big sisters agencies in ontario. All programs are now running through big brother big sisters of canada.
2009: Listed as Member of the Board of Bbbsi (Director) Foundation of Canada on opencharity .ca
[check the Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Report 2006 which appears to have been published in 2007]
Reflections on a Journey…
Signed by Paul J. Abbass
National Board Chair
Local “little” receives big boost with CIBC Youthvision scholarship
29 September 2006
GRIMSBY — A Grimsby youth has received a prestigious scholarship.
On Sept. 20, Nat McLarenm, a “little” with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln, received the CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Award during a presentation at the CIBC building in Toronto. Nat was one of 30 Grade 10 students from across Canada awarded this scholarship.
The scholarship is a partnership between CIBC, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and YMCA Canada. There are two parts to the scholarship valued at $34,000 per student.
The first part is a post-secondary scholarship that covers tuition and cumpulsory fees up to $4,000 a year for up to four years. The second facet is a summer internship opportunity through YMCA Canada, with a total stipend worth up to $18,000 over the term of the program.
Evaluation is based upon the student’s academic transcripts, a confidential academic evaluation report from the last school attended, and input provided by the student’s mentor Big Brother or Big Sister or caseworker or YMCA youth worker.
In addition to academic merit, the Selection Commitee takes into consideration the student’s involvement in extra-curricular activities at home, school and in the community (ie. sports, clubs, volunteer activities, employment and family responsibilities).
CIBC awards annual scholarships to 30 Grade Ten students
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM) News
20 September 20o6
CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program combines post-secondary education, summer internships and mentoring to help youth reach their full potential
TORONTO, Sept. 20 /CNW/ – CIBC today announced the 30 recipients of the 2006 CIBC Youthvision Scholarship awards. The students, who applied earlier this year while in Grade 10, will receive up to $34,000 each towards their post-secondary education. CIBC President and CEO Gerry McCaughey, along with Paul Abbass, Chair, National Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) and Sandy McIntyre, Chair, Board of Directors of YMCA of Greater Toronto, recognized the recipients today.
“The CIBC Youthvision Scholarship program was created to encourage young people to stay in school, complete their post-secondary education and pursue their dreams with energy, confidence and passion,” said Mr. McCaughey.
“Through our unique partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada and YMCA Canada, recipients receive financial support, mentoring and internship opportunities. We congratulate this year’s winners, and are proud of their accomplishments and their determination to build a strong future for themselves.”