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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 Guelph, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph previously existed as two separate agencies in Guelph. The former Big Brother Association of Guelph & Wellington County was formed in the fall of 1967 while the former Big Sister Association of Guelph held its first organized meeting in September 1972 and received charitable status in 1975.

In 2001, Big Brothers and Big Sisters amalgamated nationally, becoming Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, creating a standardized system for both Big Brother and Big Sister agencies across Canada to offer their programs. Since 2001, The Big Brother Association of Guelph & Wellington County and The Big Sister Association of Guelph had been exploring ways to work together to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of children in our community. In May 2003, these 2 agencies amalgamated to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph (BBBSG).

Our merged agency has over 60 years of combined experience to provide preventive mentoring programs to the children and youth within Guelph and its surrounding areas, including Rockwood, Puslinch, Morriston, and Aberfoyle. 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.