“This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been able to bring on two new staff through the CDC’s Pathways to Employment Program. We are so grateful to the CDC for enabling us to build a mutually beneficial employment relationship with these youth during a year that has been challenging for so many.


We have gained two dedicated and skilled employees, who have felt supported throughout by the CDC. Their confidence shines through in all that they accomplish, and our programs have benefitted tremendously. Thank you CDC!”


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia & District

BBBS OD logo 300x106 - Pathways to Employment: Big Brothers Big Sisters

As a mentoring coordinator of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Megan Kavanagh matches and supports local youth to mentors who build healthy relationships that are critical to childhood development.


“The CDC has given me the encouragement and confidence I needed to kickstart my career in a field that I love. By providing support and helping me acknowledge my strengths, I am now working permanently and full-time with an agency, and in a position, that could not be a better fit for me.


The Pathways to Employment program has helped me gain much more than just a job. It was the first step I needed to living a happy and healthy life. Thank you CDC!”


Megan Kavanagh

Screen Shot 2021 01 21 at 9.51.50 AM 1024x618 - Pathways to Employment: Big Brothers Big Sisters