Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that enrols volunteer mentors to provide a healthy role model to children and youth in our community.  Volunteer mentors must provide a stable, positive influence over the period of their commitment, which is usually a school or calendar year.

Many of the resilient children and youth in our programs have experienced challenges in their lives; relying on the consistent presence of a mentor makes a difference in their lives, likewise ending this important relationship sooner than expected can have a detrimental effect on the young person.

Help us Start Something for our community’s youth by providing a reference that, to the best of your knowledge, is an honest reflection of the applicant and their ability to be a positive influence in the life of a child. Your responses will remain confidential.  Thank you.


Please know that you can stop the questionnaire at any time. If there are questions that you’d rather discuss over the telephone, please call 250-475-1117, ext. 40.


Reference Check - Employment/Vulnerable Sector

About You

Your Name:(Required)

About the Applicant

Name of person reference is being provided for:(Required)
Where does this person live?(Required)
1. Would you recommend the applicant as a mentor for a child or youth?
2. Please specify if the applicant has worked with one or more of the following vulnerable populations within your business/organization:
3. What is/was the role of the applicant with your business/organization?
5. Does/did the applicant report directly to you?
7. Did the applicant take on more responsibility or additional roles as time passed?
13. Can the applicant be counted on to follow through on commitments?
16. To your knowledge, has the applicant ever had any trouble following rules?
17. Are you aware of any complaints being made or disciplinary actions being taken against the applicant?
18. Have you ever known the applicant to be emotionally, physically, verbally or sexually inappropriate with either adults or children?