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Invest In Children and Youth

We are dedicated to creating an open, inclusive, and responsive Big Brothers Big Sisters agency where every child who needs a mentor will have one. In 2017 we want to continue working with you to create more opportunities and possibilities for the children and youth we serve. To do so, we continue to focus on our 4 strategic directions.

  • Increase our Impact
  • Amplify our Voice
  • Strengthen our Leadership
  • Enhance our Sustainability

You already know that BBBS maintains the highest standards of screening, matching, monitoring, and training to ensure safety and positive outcomes for children, youth, and their families. Building relationships with our donors and supporters is no different. We want to give you the best opportunity to make a difference and increase the impact of your gifts.

2016 was a special year for BBBS. Just how special was it? We’re proud to tell you 852 children and youth in our city experienced having a life changing mentor in their lives, 59 children and youth above the previous record for BBBS.  

The Lives You Change: 

We're proud to say that the programming we offer reflects the diversity of the local Saskatoon community. The families whose lives we change come from a variety of different cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBTQ+, and religious backgrounds. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an open and safe space for every child, youth, parent, supporter, donor, and volunteer in our program. 

Did You Know?

  • 240 or 31.29% of our families are Aboriginal.
  • 13.43% of the clients we serve have some kind of disability.
  • 30.25% of all the clients we have come from families who are newcomers to Canada.
  • 33.56% of the children we serve come from single parent households.
  • Almost 1/3rd of the families we serve are low-income.

"The difference you made in 2016 for our families was out standing. We want you to feel confident knowing that you are the ones who make possibilities happen. We could not make a difference for these families without you!"

- Kim Megyesi, Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters

graph (updated)Your support is vital because 27.7%, or roughly 1/3rd, of Big Brothers Big Sisters funding comes from our generous community of supporters and donors like you. 

With a donation or sponsorship, you will bring a life changing adult mentor to children and youth. When a match happens children and youth can:

  • Begin to overcome cultural differences, isolation, and language barriers as they successfully integrate into our community.
  • Build an understanding of living a healthy lifestyle and embrace positive self-image and self-esteem.
  • Be empowered and engaged while at school.
  • Significantly less reliant on social assistance (78%).
  • Begin a path towards success by avoiding risky behaviours and fully realizing their potential because they believe in themselves.

Learn more about the impact of your donation and how you can be more involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

        Shayanne

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