Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Social Service

About

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada enables life-changing mentorship relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Comprised of 95+ member agencies serving more than 1,100 communities across Canada, each year we help over 41,000 young people access the transformative benefits of mentoring relationships with caring, trained volunteers.

Our national organization provides services and programs to our membership agencies to assist them in their work with parents, caregivers, school communities, mentees and volunteers. The National Office is a registered Canadian charity and is accredited through the Imagine Canada Strong Charities Standards Program

Our Impact

Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively affect development. With the ongoing support of a trained adult mentor through this consistent, trusting relationship, these risks can be reduced or even avoided. Your support means that children and youth in Canada can reach their full potential.

Every $1 invested in our programming returns between $18-$23 to society through taxes, higher incomes, volunteerism, and charitable donations.

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Legal Name

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada

Charity Number

11880 8740 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Our no-cost mentoring programs strive to reach young people who face adversity and are in need of an additional supportive relationship. Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies formally match young people with an adult volunteer Mentor.

Mentors are professionally trained and supported to ignite the unique power and potential of each Mentee. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides every match with access to a professional caseworker who provides support to both the Mentee, Mentor and family. Current research suggests that young people are more likely to flourish when they are embedded in a web of relationships with supportive, caring adults. This is the essences of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs; providing the relationships that young people need to succeed.

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