Positively changing Pictou & Antigonish Counties

SERVING CANADA’S COMMUNITIES

This year alone Big Brothers Big Sisters impacted over 40,000 youth in over 1,100 communities across Canada.

REPUTABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE

Providing life changing mentoring experiences since 1912, Big Brothers Big Sisters was named One of Financial Post’s Top 25 Charities in 2016.

IMPROVING SOCIETY

Every $1 invested in our programming returns between $18-$23 to society through taxes, higher incomes, volunteerism, and charitable donations.

VISION

Every Child in Canada Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor.

MISSION

“To positively influence the lives of children and youth in the community through the power of mentoring.”

STRUCTURE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is overseen by a board of directors and a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada serving Pictou and Antigonish counties.

ISSUE

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

IMPACT

Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development.

SOLUTION

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

Our Solution

Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives like detrimental living conditions, family violence, risk factors for mental health, school issues and identity challenges.

These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they are or who they can become, but because of these situations, children and youth risk not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential.

Even worse is the possibility of continuing cycles of poverty and crime or developing mental health issues.

This comes at a cost to the young person, and to society.

With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth are reminded they can be anything they dream of being.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County serves children and youth in your community and together we mobilize dozens of volunteers who in turn mentor 200+ children and young people.

thousands of volunteer hours each year

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides direct service to children by matching volunteers and youths in quality mentoring relationships. Our agency staff members are experts at screening volunteers and matching them with a mentee having similar interests.

We serve children and youth throughout Pictou and Antigonish counties to ensure they reach their potential.