Business Number: 131877177RR0001

About This Charity

Our Mission

Help children live their potential.

Our Impact:

Every dollar invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs generates $18 in social return on investment.

80% of our Littles go on to pursue healthy lifestyles. (90% say they are happy and confident)

88% of Littles in our In-School Mentoring program show improved literacy skills.

Our Littles graduate high school at a rate that is 20% higher than the national average.

Our Littles are 2 times more likely to participate in extra circular school activities.

78% of Littles whose families rely on social assistance programs go onto no use this form of income.

Youth in our programs are 50% more likely to volunteer and give back to the community.* The Boston Consulting Group undertook a multi-stage study that compares the outcomes of children who participated in community 1-on-1 programs with those who did not.

Why Your Gift Matters

With more than 300 youth on our waiting list we need the help of donors like you. We know this number will continue to grow with the increasing number of challenges youth and their families face today.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region counts on the generous donations of individuals like you. We receive no government funding and all our programs are 100% supported through fundraising activities. By donating you join a special group of dedicated supporters and advocates who are passionate about helping youth in Waterloo Region.

Through donor support, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region continues to help children in need reach their potential!

Thank you for believing that children are important. Together we will continue to help make miracles happen!

What People Are Saying

"It's amazing to see how much a young person can grow through mentorship. It's also amazing to see how I've grown."

— Sandra, Big Sister

"She is easier to get along with, maturing and becoming the kid I knew was in there."

— Parent of Little Sister