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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County

Heidi McNeely
Volunteer Recruiter/Agency Promoter
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County

18 William St. E.
Smiths Falls, ON
Canada K7A 1C2

TEL: 613-283-0570

E-mail: sandra.burelli@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)

VISION:
All young people in Lanark County realize their full potential.

MISSION:
To enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people in Lanark County.
We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters.

ISSUE:
Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives.

SOLUTION:
With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth can reach their full potential.

IMPACT:
We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens – that by doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good.

We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can, in turn, be changing the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to an education in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. Or to a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.

We believe that opening a child’s eyes to what is – opens their mind to what could be.

For nearly one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. One-to-one and group programs, for both in school and outside of school.

Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.

Witnessing the transformation of a child into a confident, concerned and motivated young person is a remarkable thing. Ushering them into adulthood, seeing them grow into a successful, responsible member of their community and society at large is even more satisfying. Proudly, it’s something our staff, volunteers and donors help bring about every day, and we’re very grateful for their generosity and support.

Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our nation’s children realize – and share – their full potential.

We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters, and we believe in the value and values of mentoring.



www.lanark.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

Provide mentorship to a young person in Lanark County!
The time commitment is somewhat flexible, and dependant on both the needs of the young person (mentee) and the available of the mentor.
When provided with a mentor, young people are better able to face adversities, overcome challenges, and reach their fullest potential.
Mentors can take their mentee out for ice cream, to the movies, walks, sports games, etc. Agency staff are readily available for support throughout the duration of the match.
Applicants must be 18 years old or more, live in Lanark County, and able to provide a Vulnerable Sector Check.
Contact us today for more information or to apply!
Location: Lanark County
Deadline: Nov 1, 2021