“Ruby and I are strong believers in supporting youth mental health initiatives – a cause that has become increasingly present in our lives as parents,” DeLaet said Thursday in a statement.
“We understand that the presence of a caring adult mentor can reinforce a child’s healthy development, which made this a great opportunity for our family to get behind.”
The DeLaet’s will make their first appearance as BBBS national ambassadors on June 12 when they take part in the second annual PC Shoot Out Golf Tournament in Saskatoon.
They plan on taking part in some youth programming and mentorship programs.
“Having Graham and Ruby connected to our agency on a National and Local level is huge,” said Kim Megyesi, the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon.
“Their reputation and commitment to community and family as well as the health and wellbeing of our youth greatly complements what BBBS is all about.”
The DeLaet’s started their foundation in 2014 to improve the health and wellness of children across Canada.
“We are looking forward to helping raise awareness and supporting programs around youth mental health, and the impact of mentorship through this relationship,” DeLaet said.