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At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we appreciate all supporters, from donors to volunteers to advocates. We believe that changing the course of young lives can in turn change our community’s future.

Your donations help us make and sustain matches between Bigs and Littles - and instantly make you a part of our family.

Why Give to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada will be put to immediate use in supporting Canada's largest and most-effective youth-mentoring organization. Our network of 120 agencies in 1048 Canadian communities supports over 42,000 children annually.


Your financial support allows us to provide careful screening and matching of volunteers with children, as well as the ongoing professional management needed to keep the mentoring relationships going strong, we hope, until the child graduates high school. Your donation is an investment in the people, systems, and technology that allow us to create and support matches between children facing adversity and caring adult mentors. We hold ourselves accountable to our donors by regularly measuring the impact of our work.

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Studies show that our mentoring services help kids stay in school, and this can eventually mean a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Mentoring helps kids avoid risky behaviour such as bullying, which can lead to safer schools and neighbourhoods. And mentoring helps kids learn the importance of helping others, growing up to be more civic-minded adults.

Our belief in the impact of our work is the driving force behind everything we do. We seek to put children on a path to lifelong success and change the trajectories of their lives in positive ways. To achieve our mission, we commit to measure and be responsible for specific youth outcomes that focus on:

  • educational achievement
  • avoidance of risky behaviors (including juvenile delinquincy and bullying)
  • higher self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to relate to others
  • Civic engagement

We define success based on measurable outcomes and scales. By working with our donors, mentors, mentees, families, and partners, we hope to drive collaboration to find solutions to the challenges facing our country’s youths and communities.

By donating to our organization, you are joining our mission of positively affecting children in your community. Every day, we work tirelessly to change the perspectives of our nation's youth and give them an opportunity to achieve great things. But without donations, we couldn’t offer our mentoring services.

Impact of Mentoring