Big Sisters Of B.C. Lower Mainland

charity logo

--With a donation to Big Sisters, you are positively affecting the lives of children.-- Why Give to Big Sisters? Your donation is an investment that allows us to create and support matches between girls facing adversity and caring adult mentors. We believe that changing the course of young lives can, in turn, change our community’s future.Your financial support allows us to make positive changes! Donations help us to provide careful screening and matching of volunteers with children - fostering life-long relationships. We promise to hold ourselves accountable to our donors by regularly measuring the impact of our work. Your donations help us make and sustain matches between Bigs and Littles - and instantly makes you a part of our family. About Our Charity: Each time we pair a child with a mentor, we start a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment. Since 1960, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland has been making a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable girls by providing them with positive, female mentors. Serving as role models, our volunteer mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Our Little Sisters are girls between the ages of 7-17 who may be suffering from low self-esteem or social isolation as a result of poverty, family distress, recent immigration or other life challenges. We offer 3 mentoring programs: Big Sisters, Study Buddy, and Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. Serving the Greater Vancouver area, we are an accredited member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, with solid commitments to mentoring and child safety. Your Donation Starts Something: Studies show that our mentoring services help kids stay in school, and this can eventually mean a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Mentoring helps kids avoid risky behaviour such as bullying, which can lead to safer schools and neighbourhoods. And mentoring helps kids learn the importance of helping others, growing up to be more civic-minded adults.We seek to put girls on a path to lifelong success and change the trajectories of their lives in positive ways. To achieve our mission, we focus on these specific youth outcomes: educational achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to relate to others.

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 118809409RR0001

  • map-point17 full-time staff


2017 Revenues: $1,676,789

<b>692670</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>21779</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>334607</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>0</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>223755</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>403978</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2017 Expenditures: $1,471,923

<b>906528</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>336896</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>228499</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2017 Year End: $1,110,249

<b>640596</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>19128</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>203325</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>221766</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>25434</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2017 Year End: $203,052

<b>105033</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>98019</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Big Sisters Of B.C. Lower Mainland's headquarters is located at 34 East 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5T2G5.

Breakdown of Programs


Fundraising Methods

Ads Auctions Dinners Internet Planned Giving Corporate Contacts Sports