Big Brothers
Big Sisters
of Weyburn

Helping children reach their full potential can lead to positive community outcomes like reduction in poverty and unemployment, safer schools and neighborhoods, and a new generation of civic-minded adults.

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WHAT IS BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is a Federation comprised of 111 member agencies servicing more than 1000 communities across the country. Each Big Brother Big Sister agency provides direct service to children by matching adults and children in quality mentoring relationships. Our agency staff members are experts at screening volunteers and matching them with a child having similar interests.

The national organization provides services and programs to our member agencies to assist them with their hands-on work with parents, children, and volunteers. Ranging from staff training workshops to our leading Child Safety Program, which includes an emphasis on sexual abuse prevention, BBBSC works diligently to ensure that program quality is superior in all parts of the country.

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Our History in Weyburn, Saskatchewan

As Weyburn, Saskatchewan’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.

In 1981 our agency was founded by three social workers who recognized the need for mentorship in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Weyburn was then incorporated in 1982. Since then, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Weyburn has been creating positive, healthy friendships between adults and youth.

In 2000, we implemented the In-School Mentoring program which is currently our fastest growing. 2004 saw the addition of our Big Bunch program, it helps to serve the needs of the children not only on our waiting lists, but all those involved in our programs! Our Kids ‘N Kops summer camp has been going strong since 1999, thanks to a rewarding partnership with the Weyburn Police Service.

Our work is to mobilize the incredible power of a consistent postive relationship in the life of each young person. As we build friendships, children and youth are given a shoulder to lean on, a model ot strive for, and someone to cheer them on through the challenges of growing up.

We have a variety of different programs to suit the lifestyles of our volunteers as well as to serve the different needs of children and youth in our community. 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.

For both Big and Little, the mentoring experience becomes a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust, and empowerment.

Read our mission statment and find out more about us Click Here

WHO CAN BE A MENTOR?

You can! Being a Mentor is about being a friend and someone to look up to. It’s about hanging out, talking and sharing, with many smiles along the way. It’s about making one child, feel very special. And you’ll feel pretty great too. After the enrollment process, we’ll provide training and match you with a child who shares your interests. As a mentor, you get to build model airplanes, do crafts, paint or draw, kick around the soccer ball or play football, play on the computer, hang out and much more… whatever! It’s about sharing a little time together. A few hours a week, or every couple of weeks, will make a huge difference.

START SOMETHING

What if every child finished high school, went to college or university, got a job and gave back to Weyburn? Wouldn’t that be something?

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HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

There is no more important investment we can make than in helping our nation’s children realize and share their full potential.

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FUNDRAISERS

If your business wishes to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Weyburn by hosting an event to raise funds, we would be excited to hear from you.

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CURRENT EVENTS

A Big Brother Big Sister Is…

• A great listener
• Patient and kind
• Truly caring about people
• A believer in others’ capabilities
• Committed to relationships
• Open to different points of view
• Humorous and outgoing
• Sensitive to the needs of others

Traditional Match

For a small commitment of only 2-4 hours a week, you can hang out with a child that needs a mentor. There are always children in Weyburn waiting for a Big Brother Big Sister so we encourage you to apply today. After the enrollment process, we’ll provide training and match you with a Little Brother Little Sister, who shares your interests. It’s up to you and your Little to decide when to get together, and what you do! You could go hiking, biking, play video games, watch a movie, listen to music, or cook! Little Brothers Little Sisters are always willing to try new activities and learn new skills. Come up with a list, and try new things together! Click here for more info!

In School Mentoring Program

A small commitment that makes a big difference. Become a mentor to a child in a school environment. You’ll help build a child’s self-esteem and school performance while having a lot of fun. It only takes one hour per week during the school year. Click here for more info!

Game On

In this program, we use a mentor approach to provide the boys with information and support to make informed choices about healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating information, participants are engaged in life skills, communication and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles. Sessions are loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills. Click here for more info!

Couples For Kids

In today’s fast paced world, we have a program where you and your significant other can volunteer together! The Couples for Kids program sees couples spend time with a child doing things that you all like to do. Paint a picture, learn to cook gourmet foods or take up golf – you three rule the show, and it is all up to you to decide on. Spend time with your partner and be a big deal in the life of a child at the same time. Click here for more info!

Go Girls

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life. Click Here for More Info