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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.
Big Sisters of North Bay and District was founded in July 1975 by the North Bay Women's Centre. The agency had conducted a Needs Assessment which determined a gap in service to women and girls in the North Bay area. From 1975--2008 the agency provided programs and services to local girls and young women. Programs included the traditional matching program, Sister Angel, Go Girls!, Victims Assistance workshops, Child Safety training, In School Mentoring and Youth Opportunities Program.

In September 2007 the local Big Brothers agency closed it's doors. Big Sisters was asked to assume the role of both Big Brothers and Big Sisters. On January 31, 2008 the Big Sisters Board of Directors voted to assume this responsibility and expand to become " Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District.

The Board and staff are pleased to be actively delivering services to local boys and girls. In 2008 alone we have provided mentoring services, free camp experiences, a field trip to Santa's Village, workshops, evening programs, Achievement Fund sponsorships and much more.

We have recently received our new Letters Patent, so now we are registered officially with the Province of Ontario, as Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, which provides service to over 300 communities in Canada, of which Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District services: North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Verner, Temagami, Powassan, South River, Sundridge, Trout Creek, Redbridge and Mattawa. Explore the rest of this website and learn about the fun and exciting support activities that are part of our program
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District is in great need of Big Brother Mentors!  

Please inquire with our agency today, by contacting us at
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