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Refer a Little Sister

Who can be a Little Sister?

Little Sisters are girls who could benefit from the support and friendship of a Big Sister mentor or Study Buddy tutor. Many Little Sisters suffer from low self-esteem, social isolation and a lack of enriching experiences as a result of challenging life circumstances such as poverty, family distress, abuse or loss. A supportive mentor can act as a reliable and caring friend who can be there to listen to them, have fun with them, and help them negotiate difficult times.


All Little Sisters must meet the following criteria:

  • Ages 7 - 17
  • Live in the Lower Mainland
  • Interested in being matched with a caring, adult mentor
  • Able to meet the minimum time commitment for the program they are applying for (Big Sisters Program = 2-4 hours/week for one year; Study Buddy Program = 1 hour/week for 6 months)

Little Sisters applying to the Study Buddy Program must also:

  • Be able to demonstrate a need for academic support
  • Be from a family that cannot access other one-to-one tutoring services due to financial constraints

Please read through this short
slide show on referring a Little Sister

LS Referrals Presentation 

Referral Forms

Little Sisters are referred to us by parents, social workers, school counsellors and other helping professionals. Choose which program would best suit the needs of the girl you are referring:

To have a Referral Form sent to you by mail or fax, please contact us at 604.873.4525 ext. 300 or bigsisters.bc.ca