January 9, 2006 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is looking for all its old and new volunteers! Everyone that has been involved with the organization, either as a Big Brother, Big Sister, Little Brother or Little Sister, who are now over 18 years old, committee volunteers or board members are invited to register with its new Alumni program! Individuals can register online at www.bbbsc.ca/alumni and among many of its benefits each member will also receive an official Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni lapel pin, simply for registering.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni members will once again have the opportunity to experience many of the benefits from their involvement. They will be kept aware of the organization and their agency’s news and events, inspirational stories from fellow alumni and perhaps even reconnect with a former Big or Little.
By remaining connected, Big Brothers Big Sisters Alumni will be an invaluable resource in helping benefit thousands of Canadian girls and boys, and help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada reach their centenary goal of serving 100,000 children by 2013.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is the leading child and youth mentoring organization in Canada. Its 170 agencies provide a range of quality one-to-one mentoring programs to children and youth in over 700 communities across the country.
Being matched with a friend who listens and spends quality time with a child gives him or her a sense of value and worth. That special trusting relationship can foster and increase resiliency, contributing to the ability of at-risk children and youth to overcome the hardships and adversity they face in their daily lives. As a result, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s programs have proven instrumental in reducing truancy, bullying, early school leaving, delinquency and substance abuse.