Our Mission & Vision
is that all young people realize their full potential. We believe that every child has limitless potential – and that this potential is our society’s most cherished resource.
is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Mentored youth have the confidence and support they need to grow into whoever they dream of being.
is that many children and youth in our community are struggling with adversities that threaten their development and limit their opportunities – through no fault of their own.
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
When we match a young person with a trusted adult mentor, we start something incredible – a life-changing developmental relationship with the needs of the child at its core.
Developmental mentoring relationships create a space where the young person can be supported, challenged and empowered to navigate adversity and realize their full potential.
Research shows that having a caring relationship with a trusted adult can have a big impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing, self-worth and resiliency. Mentored young people have the support, tools and confidence for long-term stability and success in our community.
Our programs connect young people with expertly screened and trained mentors who can provide them with a developmental relationship and spend time with them in the community or at school.
We Welcome: We acknowledge and honour the diversity of people, cultures, traditions and experiences and recognize the right of all individuals to respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equality, and self-esteem.
We Learn: We strive for the highest standards of service and continuously improve our knowledge and best-practices to better support children, youth and volunteers.
We Share: We believe in the power of collectively working towards common goals that benefit our community and the lives of young people in Canada.
We Respond: We commit to developing programs which are relevant and leverage the power of volunteerism and mentoring in our communities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region recognizes and respects the lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Esquimalt and Songhees), Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke, W̱SÁNEĆ (Malahat, Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), K’ómoks, Hul’qumi’num and SENĆOŦEN peoples, where we live, work and play.