Annual Report 2017
Voices from across Canada
Thanks to our partners Manulife and WestJet, we were able to collect inspiring stories from our mentors and mentees across Canada to produce one of our biggest volunteer recruitment campaigns last September.
We welcomed The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund as a new partner in 2017. Their scholarship offered some of our teen mentors the opportunity to achieve a higher education.
Leaders of Tomorrow
Youth in Office 2017 brought youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters across Canada to Ottawa for a day on Parliament Hill. The youth also took part in the launch of a #kindcomments mural with Instagram.
A Strong Future Together
Our 2017 National Convention focused on strategic development and youth involvement. Delegates from Big Brothers Big Sisters youth serving organizations across Canada came together to learn, plan, and develop their skills, made affordable thanks to sponsorships from BMO and WestJet.
OUR 2017 FINANCIALS AT A GLANCE
Where it Came From
Where it Went!
PARTNERS WHO HELPED US ACHIEVE MORE IN 2017
($100,000 – $249,999)
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Blueprint Business Architecture
Intelligent Risk Management
Taylor Newberry Consulting
Please visit us online at bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/national-partners for more details about the contributions of our partners.
We couldn’t do it without you. On behalf of our children, their parents, foster-parents and siblings, our front-line service delivery staff, and the schools and communities who we serve in every corner of our country:
2017 Board of Directors
Edwin Palsma, Chair
Mona Mitchell, Vice Chair
Paul Byron, Treasurer
Steve Kent, Secretary
Rhea Bowen, Director-at-Large
Stephanie Leheta, Director-at-Large
Kerlande Mibel, Director-at-Large
Corey Olynik, Director-at-Large
Serena Palmer, Director-at-Large
Shalomi Abraham, Director-at-Large
Susan Banting, Director-at-Large
Lesley Brown, Director-at-Large
Michael Contento, Director-at-Large
Jordan Moore, Director-at-Large
Gary Smith, Director-at-Large
Clint Weiland, Director-at-Large