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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.


The Team

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal has developed a unique expertise in:

  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Psychosocial evaluation
  • Training
  • Match supervision
  • Program evaluation with children, parents and volunteers

A leader

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal has developed new transferable programs in the last few years. Our agency is considered the most dynamic in Canada.

 


 

Our History in Greater Montreal

Founded in 1975, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal perseveres in its mission to pair mentors with children who need a significant presence in their lives. Positive mentoring relationships clearly foster the harmonious development of these youths.

By combining our efforts with those of other organizations, we promote healthy and safe environments for our children. The close collaboration between our employees and volunteers is essential in providing our services. We must maintain the highest standards possible in order to obtain positive results for children and their families. We must also reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

The History of Big Brothers Big Sisters in North America

The Big Brothers movement started in the United States. The organization was founded thanks to a group of men concerned about the high rate of delinquency among young boys from single-parent families.

In 1903, they decided to help these children on an individual basis by offering them the presence of an adult volunteer. The goal of this approach was to create a bond of friendship, confidence and encouragement between the child and the adult.

In 1908, women also became involved with girls living in similar situations.

Gradually, given the widespread need for such programs, the movement developed and crossed borders, becoming an international movement.

In 1911, the first Canadian agencies were established. Back then, they were affiliated with the American movement.

The Big Brothers of Canada Association was founded in 1964. It is currently comprised of more than 175 agencies throughout the country, approximately twenty of which are located in Quebec.

Big Brothers of Montreal was founded in 1975 and the Big Sisters program was integrated in 1980. That same year also marked the organization's affiliation to Centraide.

Prometheus Project, which was founded in 1989, is a Montreal based program that provides mentoring services to students at risk of dropping out of school. In 2002 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal merged with Prometheus Project.

Since its inception, the Greater Montreal association has made it possible to pair more than 6 000 children in need of a significant role model in their life.

Our Next Event

Kanawana camp of the YMCA

For the first time, this year we went to camp Kanawana of the YMCA, which is located at St Sauveur...