Positively changing Colchester
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
Through the work of our Volunteers and Staff, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides mentorship for hundreds of Children & Youth in Colchester/East Hants each year.
REPUTABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE
Providing life-changing mentoring experiences since 1978, we are committed to the safety and health of our local children & youth.
By fostering impactful mentor/mentee relationships, we believe all young people will have the opportunity to grow up to realize their full potential and make a positive contribution to our local communities.
Every Child in Colchester/East Hants Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor.
We commit to being leaders in the provision and development of quality volunteer-based mentoring programs for all youth who need our service.
Comprised of eight experienced and passionate staff members and hundreds of volunteers servicing the Region of Colchester/East Hants.
Many children and youth in Colchester struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. 1 in 5 local children is faced with poverty.
Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development and limit one’s own potential to live their best lives and make a positive impact in their community.
With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth can reach their full potential, help strengthen our communities and improve our local economy.
Many children and youth in Colchester 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.
We provide direct service to children by matching volunteers and youth in quality mentoring relationships. Our agency staff members are experts at screening volunteers and matching them with a mentee having similar interests.
Our national organization provides services and programs to us to assist us with our work with parents, mentees, and volunteers. Ranging from staff training workshops to their leading Child Safety Program. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada works diligently to ensure we have superior quality programming in all parts of the country.