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About Us

As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.

 

Our History in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties has been creating friendships since 1974 in Belleville and the surrounding area. We started out matching Big Brothers with Little Brothers and have grown to include a variety of different programs that serve both boys and girls. We are proud of our achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.

From its incorporation in Belleville in 1974, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties has endeavoured to offer parent-absent boys and girls quality friendships through its screening of volunteers and attention to matches. In January of 1999 the agency was delighted to assume the service area of Prince Edward County and in 2000 the responsibility of servicing Centre Hastings. In 2004 Big Brothers assumed the responsibility of serving girls in our community. In 2009 Trenton and District joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. The agency continues to expand and develop its programs to serve the ever growing and changing communities in need of our services.

We are a non-profit charitable organization with a volunteer Board of Directors, who promote and establish the policies of service. The Executive Director is a full time staff person who is responsible to the Board for the effective direction, management, and administration of all activities.

The Agency also consists of staff that is responsible for serving Bigs, Littles and parents including initial interviews, screening, matching and follow-up. The staff is not there to judge, but to reassure and encourage parents, Littles and Bigs. The staff is there to help guide the match and to act, as an intermediary should there be any problems.

The geographic area of our service includes all of Prince Edward County, Belleville and Centre Hastings (Madoc, Marmora, Tweed, Stirling) a population of some 170,000.

Much of the programs success can be attributed to the volunteers who have given their time as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Board Members and Volunteers.
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