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About Us

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.


Our History in York Region

In December 1970, Big Brothers of York was incorporated. Its mandate was to provide boys from father-absent homes with friendship by matching them with Big Brothers. 

Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York provides seven quality mentoring programs and many free activities to both boys and girls in the communities of Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket, Aurora, King, East Gwillimbury, Georgina and Whitchurch-Stouffville, as well as Bradford West Gwillimbury. 

These programs help children who, with some extra attention, can strive to achieve their full potential and grow into adults who will contribute positively to society.

Community support and staff-driven fundraising events provide the major portion of the funding that enables the Agency to advocate on behalf of York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury's children.