On November 2, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area celebrated 40 years of service to children and youth in the Greater Victoria Area. Here’s how it all began . . .
In 1977 two Victoria charities, Big Brothers, established in 1969, and Big Sisters, established in 1970, made a decision to work together to better serve local children and families. This marked the beginning of a movement and set a Canadian precedent through amalgamating and forming Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region (BBBS).
Forty years later, we’re still providing mentors for children who need extra support and guidance in their lives. We offer several different programs that meet the specific needs of children across the Capital Regional District and we serve over 600 children each year.