Positively Changing Our Community

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Wood Buffalo helps children reach their full potential through one to one and group relationships with measurable results. Since 1979, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been creating friendships in our region. Our agency serves children ages 6 through 18 and research has shown that the positive relationships between youth and their big brothers and sisters have a direct measurable and lasting impact on children’s lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non profit charity and is a member in good standing of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and Big Brothers Big Sisters International. We are proud of our achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.

VISION

Every child who needs a mentor, has a mentor.

MISSION

Making a difference in the lives of children and youth through mentoring.

STRUCTURE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo serves the Fort McMurray region including the rural areas of Anzac, Janvier, Conklin and Fort Chipywan.

ISSUE

Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives.

IMPACT

Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development.

SOLUTION

With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth can reach their full potential.