About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley is an autonomous member of a Federation comprised of 102 member agencies servicing more than 1,100 communities across the country. The local agency is governed by a local board of directors and funds raised are used to deliver programs in the Annapolis Valley.
Providing life changing mentoring experiences since 1912, Big Brothers Big Sisters was named One of MoneySense Magazine’s top 10 youth charities in 2019.
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 impact development.
With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth 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.
How your gift will be used
Funds raised by the agency are used to recruit, screen, train, and provide ongoing support to volunteers who are matched with children and youth.