Big BrothersBig Sisters of Victoria Capital Region (Victoria , BC)

Name

  • Name:Rhonda Brown
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Big BrothersBig Sisters of Victoria Capital Region
  • Address:230 Bay St
    Victoria , BC V9A 3K5
    Canada

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:250-475-1117
  • Main fax:250-475-1197

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General

  • Mission:
  • At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria (BBBS) our mission is to “positively affect our community by providing mentoring programs for children and youth.” In fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, 630 vulnerable children and youth reached out to BBBS. We anticipate a similar number will participate this fiscal year.

  • Overview:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria (BBBS Victoria) positively affects our community by providing mentoring programs for children and youth, which enhance their sense of belonging, self-worth, resiliency and capacity to make healthy, well-informed choices. BBBS Victoria serves children and youth between the ages of 7 and 18 years old. In 2013 81% of children who applied were matched with an assessed, trained, and supervised mentor who met with a child weekly helping them build resiliency, confidence and self-esteem, to learn new tools and problem-solving skills and to help them connect, engage, and succeed at school, at home, and in the community. Identified community social issues or needs have helped us determine which programs are best suited to Esquimalt. We currenlty offer Go Girls , Couple Mentoring, In School Mentoring and Community Mentoring.

  • History:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria (BBBS) currently serves children and youth in communities between Sooke and Salt Spring Island. We were incorporated in 1977, back then, children were often matched with a mentor because they experienced separation or loss as a result of family breakdown. Today, families turn to us for help not only because of family breakdown but because of other multiple complex factors including, but not limited to poverty, transient homelessness, intergenerational learning challenges, chronic physical and mental illnesses, and the consequences of alcohol and drug use, or violence and abuse. The vast majority of children/youth are from single parent homes and they live below the recommended living wage for our community. Mentoring programs have been implemented or adapted over time to serve specific at-risk, socio-economic, demographic, and cultural target groups, and to provide families and volunteers with options that meet their needs and preferred outcomes.

  • Year established:1977
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Sarah Klinger, President

    Gayle Bliss,
    Secretary

    Lindy Payne, Treasurer

    Directors
    Steve Chubby
    Delia McCrea
    Ted Yeates
    Tammy Khanna
    Erika Stenson
    Paul Abra
    Sheila Elworthy
    Chris Gilbert
    Anne Wetherill

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Executive Director
    Rhonda Brown

    President
    Sarah Klinger

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Quinn Hoffman
    Go Girls Facilitator

    Sarah Harvey
    Volunteer Intake

    Anthea Cheng
    Event Coordinator

    Mindy Francis
    Family Intake

    Jenny Davidson
    Mentoring Coordinator

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:Canada
  • CRA type:Charitable
  • Canada Business or Reg #:106793540RR0001