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"Best Buddies Program" Gets $5,000 donation

Yellowknife, NWT - The Best Buddies Program at Ecole Saint Patrick High School now has an extra $5,000.00 to spend on its students.

Jackson Smith is not your average Mr. Popular

Making allies and friends at school

Near North Best Buddy Honoured With a Medal

Pair of local students receive prestigious scholarship

The Windsor Star

Scarlett Heights hosts basketball fundraiser to support future Best Buddies program

Diamonds and pearls in a dance of friendship

Hamhuis to Release PSA for Best Buddies Canada

Campbell Tartans' Connor Gorman's skills extend beyond court

BU Best Buddies chapter to be honoured - Sherbrooke Record

Local chapter receives award from MP Jean Rousseau

Queen's Best Buddies chapter recognized by local MP

Kingston EMC

CEC marches into Movember

New clubs, sports and fundraising at the forefront

Truro Daily News

Best Buddies can 'change your life'

Program pairs students and peers with intellectual disabilities

NV Students Stop Using the R-Word

Argyle secondary Best Buddies chapter members Cara McGuire, Behdad Mahichi, Tanya Salih, Hayden Ewing and Jesse Turnbull celebrate the more than 940 pledges, posted on the bulletin board behind them, representing those in the school community who've committed to stop using the R-word

Guelph's Best Buddies give back

To celebrate Best Buddies month, the University of Guelph Best Buddies chapter decided to give back to their community be donation clothes “All of our buddies brought in new t-shirts and sweaters to donate to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre and to the homeless people of Guelph,” explained chapter president Yasmin Kazemi.

Best Buddies enriches lives in Simcoe

Nadia George opens her door, her family and her heart as a Best Buddy, a mentor for a student with special needs. After graduating from Georgian College’s social services worker program, the 30-year-old mother of two pre-teens began studying social work at Laurentian University’s Georgian College site and joined the Best Buddies chapter. “It’s about having the right to socialize & be part of your community," said George.

Dawson College chapter raises funds and awareness

On April 10, “Best Buddies Dawson” sold tickets around the school for a raffle in order to raise money for activities between the students and their buddies. "It was a great turnout,” said Stephanie Blanchette, chapter co-president. "We are definitely happy."

Belleville Best Buddies co-president is a super volunteer

Abby Emdin, a co-president from Best Buddies' chapter at Nicholson Catholic College is a super volunteer! TD recently recognized her work with a $70,000 scholarship. "The scholarship is going to allow me to focus on my studying, and on promoting World Without Worms, Best Buddies, and the causes that are important to me" said Emdin.

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