As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
To provide every child in Lanark County who needs a mentor with a mentor
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is a not for profit volunteer organization which helps children develop to their unique potential through consistent, dependable and non-conditional adult friendship.
We believe all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. In providing these opportunities, the children will enhance their personal development as well as become engaged citizens in their community.
We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of our community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment; to safer schools and neighbourhoods; to a renewed optimism for growth. We believe that it has the potential to lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.
We believe that opening a child’s eyes to "what is" opens his/her mind to "what could be."
We are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, and we believe in the value of mentoring.
We are accountable / responsible to the families we serve, our donors, the volunteers, the general public and to the national organization to offer a professional service that realizes our mission and vision.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County was founded in 1973 as part of a National movement to provide adult mentors to children in need. It is our mandate to work with volunteers to offer unconditional one on one friendship to children throughout the county.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is a not for profit organization that receives no direct, sustainable government funding. We are a proud United Way member agency, but count on the community to obtain most of our operating money.