A mentor for every child.
To provide children with mentors for friendship, support and guidance.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
We are a member Agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and must follow certain standards of program operation. These standards reflect the commitment of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and its member Agencies to provide quality volunteer and professional services to children and youth.
Every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens. We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. That mentoring a child could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment, to safer schools and neighbourhoods and to a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.
Opening a child’s eyes to what is – opens their mind to what could be. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg is making a positive difference in the lives of youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs including 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 of Winnipeg, and we believe in the value and values of mentoring.
Our History in Winnipeg, Manitoba
In September 1997 the Big Sister Association of Winnipeg and Big Brothers Association of Winnipeg, originally incorporated in 1970 and 1969 respectively, decided to amalgamate to form the Big Sisters and Big Brothers Association of Winnipeg. In December of 2001, the agency name was changed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg Inc.