Nutrien Feeding the Future Through Mentorship



Nutrien Feeding the Future Through Mentorship with
a Donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon & Area


Saskatoon, SK – April 21, 2021

Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon (BBBSS) enables life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of over 600 young people in Saskatoon. This year has been exceptionally challenging for the young people and families that we serve. Community partnerships have never been more vital in ensuring the stability of program delivery. Nutrien is a long-time supporter of BBBSS and has committed $20,000 in support of the Circle Project. Targeted at high-risk vulnerable youth, with an added focus to youth who live in care, the Circle Project has successfully established community trust and has adapted mentoring programs to meet the evolving and diverse needs of youth aged 10-18.

“Our work is providing access to mentorship opportunities to youth seeking support, with understanding adult mentors (volunteers) who create positive impact by listening, guiding, and inspiring resiliency. Mentorship has been proven to help break the cycle of poverty, drugs and violence by encouraging healthy lifestyles, furthering education, accelerating engagement into society, and ultimately – providing access and opportunity to youth, ”said Executive Director, Kim Megyesi. “We rely on community partners, like Nutrien, to support our work to empower youth to build up their community and create lasting systemic change through Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canada”.

Additionally, Nutrien is providing Tim Hortons gift cards to our Little Brothers and Little Sisters so they can say ‘Thank You’ with a treat to their mentors during National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 18-24)

Volunteer, Alan receives a Tim Horton’s gift as a
‘Thank You’ from his Mentee, courtesy of Nutrien

“At Nutrien, we believe that engaging our youth is key to building strong and healthy communities,” says Renee Glushyk, Senior Advisor, Community Relations & Investment at Nutrien. “We’re proud to work with dedicated community partners like BBBSS who share our values ​​and approach so that together, we can empower our local youth to grow to their full potential.”

Understanding that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the families BBBSS serves from every angle, the Nutrien donation will help to ensure our most vulnerable children and youth who need a mentor, will have access to a mentor.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon & Area

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area has been facilitating developmental mentoring relationships in for 49 years. Many young people face adversities in their lives, resulting in toxic stress that can negatively impact their development. With the support of a mentor, young people can overcome these adversities and develop the confidence to reach their full potential. Our mentors are adults who create a positive developmental relationship with a young person, providing guidance, support, and constructive role modeling. Click here to learn more.


About Nutrien

Nutrien Ltd. is the world’s largest full-service provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers sustainably increase food production. Nutrien produces and distributes approximately 25 million tons of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products worldwide. With its leading agriculture retail network, Nutrien is committed to working with customers and stakeholders to address economic, environmental and social priorities. The scale and diversity of Nutrien’s integrated portfolio provides a stable earnings base, multiple avenues for growth and the opportunity to return capital to shareholders. Learn more at .



BBBSS Media Contact

Kara Lackie
Director of Development & Communications
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon & Area