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 - Partner/Significant Other

About You

Your Name:(Required)

About Your Partner/Significant Other

Name of person reference is being provided for:(Required)
1. Would you recommend your partner as a mentor for a child or youth?
4. Are you supportive of your partner's application to become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters?
5. Can your partner be counted on to follow through on commitments?
12. Have you ever known your partner to be emotionally, physically, verbally or sexually inappropriate with either adults or children?
13. To your knowledge, has your partner ever had any trouble following rules?
14. Are you aware of any complaints being made or disciplinary actions being taken against your partner?
15. Has your partner experienced an addiction, health or emotional concern that may impact their ability to participate actively in a match?
16. Would anything need to change in your partner's home to be suitable for a child's visit?
17. Are you aware of anything that might interfere with your partner's ability to mentor or would cause their commitment to our organization to come to an end?