It can be tough out there for girls.
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland provides supportive mentoring relationships to female, trans-gender, and non-binary children and youth who may be facing challenges like bullying, isolation, poverty, abuse, social anxiety, low-esteem, and more.
In 2017, you helped us reach 819 children and youth in need of a positive mentor.
“Everything is better now that I have a Big Sister.” Little Sister Summer
WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH
Big Heart Awards
Each year, we recognize three outstanding volunteers and supporters who go above and beyond to champion mentoring. They show up when it counts, go the extra mile and inspire others to do the same. We were honoured to present the Big Heart Awards to:
Amir & Yasmin Virani Foundation
Outstanding Volunteer Mentor
Our Generous Supporters
We are pleased to recognize and thank the following volunteers, donors, and sponsors for their generous support for our programs and events in 2017.
2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2017 HONOURARY ADVISORY BOARD
2017 GIVING CIRCLE
Bell Media* | Cottonwood Foundation | The Estate of Bernard Reed | Global BC* | Peter & Joanne Brown Foundation | The Province of British Columbia | Rogers Radio* | United Way of the Lower Mainland
City of Vancouver | First Light Foundation | Frank and Francis Darling Family Fund
A.E. (Ted) and Deanna M. Turton Charitable Foundation | Amir & Yasmin Virani Family Foundation | Beedie Development Group | BlueShore Financial | Boeing Canada- Aeroinfo | Business in Vancouver* | Canadian Western Bank | Capital Direct I Income Trust | Carmen S. Thériault | Century Plaza Hotel and Spa | CKNW Orphans' Fund | Coast Capital Savings | Diamond Foundation | Donnelly Financial Solutions* | Fairmont Hotel Vancouver* | Family Services of Greater Vancouver | Glacier Media* | HNW Services Inc. | Jay Fleming | The Lutsky Families | Microsoft Canada Inc. | Miss604* | Norton Rose Fulbright | Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management | Provincial Employees Community Services Fund | PSAV* | RBC Foundation | Sassan Pourfar | Scotiabank | The River Foundation | UPS Foundation, Inc. | Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society | Wheaton Precious Metals | Windsor Plywood Foundation
Air Canada Community Investments* | Alex Chisholm | Alison Parry | Allan Cunningham | Ames Family Foundation | Andrew Mahon Foundation | BC Business Magazine* | BCLiving Magazine* | Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP | Boston Pizza Foundation | Brandon Elliot Photography* | Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. | CAI Capital Management Co. | Carol Robinson | Catherine Barr* | Chanel Inc.* | Chris Spencer Foundation | Christina Anthony | CIBC Children's Foundation | City of Burnaby | City of Richmond | Cocktails and Canapes Catering and Events* | Connect-Cash Services Inc. | Connor, Clark & Lunn Foundation | Coquitlam Foundation | Credential Asset Management Inc. | David Race | Deanna Turton | Deborah Money | DeHart Education & Poverty Relief Foundation | Deloitte | Denise Karkkainen | Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel Inc | Doug Stadelman | Downtown New West BIA* | Earlston Investments Corp. | Esther Chetner | EY | Fasken Martineau | First West Foundation | Flow Smart Living* | Frank Moscone | Galloway Botteselle & Company | Gayla and John DeHart | Georgia Straight* | Goldcorp | Great Canadian Gaming | Grosvenor Canada Limited | Hani Lammam | Harbour West Consulting | Heather Hesson* | Hemlock Printing* | Inner Fire | Ironwood Dental Centre | ivivva* | James Dales | Jennifer Johnston | Jennifer MacKenzie | Jeremy Sheppard | Jill Diamond | Joanne R. Lysyk | Jodi Kelleher | Joey Restaurant Group | Judith Mewhort | Kay Gray | Kevin De Sousa | Kevin Meikle | KPMG Foundation | KPMG LLP | Lana Pulver | Langara Foundation | Laura Saimoto | Laura van Dieman | Lee Rennison and Dave Plunkett | Linda Parsons | Lohn Foundation | Lorna Nimmons | Lugaro Jewellers* | Luke and Marco Montalbano | Manulife Financial | Marcus Ewert-Jones | Marjan Mazaheri | Marlene Cohen | Martina H. Lee | Mathisen Family Private Foundation | McCarthy Tetrault Foundation | Media One* | Merchant Advance Capital Ltd | Metropolis at Metrotown | Mike Chiu | Mike Desjardins | Milk Creative Communications* | Mira and Soleil Lutsky | MLA Canada* | Nancy Bradshaw and Robert Brown | North Shore Community Foundation | ONNI Group | Park Shore BMW | Paul Del Rossi | Paul Geyer | Plum Clothing Ltd.* | Point Grey Golf & Country Club | Primex Investments Ltd. | PrintPrint Vancouver* | Promosa Management Inc.* | Rexall Foundation | Richard Wittstock | Risa Levine | Roxana Colquhoun | Ruston Goepel | Sarah K. McNeill | Scorpion Technologies Ltd. | Scott Tingren | Seedlings Foundation | Shamir Alibhai | Shanni Eckford | Shannon and Brad Newman-Bennett | Shoppers Drug Mart LIFE Foundation | Stephen De Jong | Sue Paish | Tara Amiri | Taste Nirvana Coconut Water / Horizon Distributors* | Teck Resources Limited | The 1988 Foundation - Lotte & John Hecht Foundation | The Bogden Family | The City of North Vancouver | The Conconi Foundation | The District of North Vancouver | The Greygates Foundation | The Hamber Foundation | The ILLAHIE Foundation | The James and Kathleen Winton Foundation | The Vancouver Sun* | The Wolrige Foundation | Turner Media Canada Ltd.* | UniTrust Protection Services Canada Ltd. | US Consulate General* | Vancity Savings Credit Union | Wesley Marstaller | West Vancouver Community Foundation | Westcoast Homes & Design Magazine* | WestJet* | Westminster Management Corporation
Advent Real Estate Services | Bella Wines* | Capital West Mortgage Inc. | Daily Hive* | Darwin | Deep Cove Limited Partnership | Dilawri Group of Companies | Dunbar Dental Center - Dr. Anna Pranata Inc. | Eclipse Awards* | Ellis Design* | Flower Wall Vancouver* | Free Yumm* | FreshTAP* | Ganache Patisserie* | Gather Marketplace* | Harbour West Consulting* | Howling Bluff Estate Wines* | Kettner Creative Inc.* | Lifetime Captures Photography* | Lonsdale Event Rentals | Maplewood Village Limited Partnership | Marquis Wine Cellars Inc.* | Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. | Sheila Tucker | Signorello Estate-Napa Valley* | Skoah* | Soirette Macarons & Tea* | STAT Search Analytics | Steamworks Brewing Co.* | Stephanie Lamy Photography* | The Lazy Gourmet* | Thomas Maxey* | Total Therapy* | Vikaash Prasad Photography* | ViRTUS | Vivreau Advanced Water Systems* | Whites Location Equipment Supply Inc.*
2017 VOLUNTEER ANNIVERSARIES
Alisa Smith | Linda Benson | Mary Wierzejski
Amarpreet Jhooti | Dena van Dalfsen | Jennifer Trost | Kelly Schoultz | Krista Gerty | Michele Feist | Valerie Chin
Agata Cibinska | Alison Gill | Amy Chant | Annie Pham | Annie Wu | Blair Hackman | Caitlin Rassenti | Cara Cote | Carina Kom | Carmen Thériault | Charity Stelmacker | Claire Booth | Emily Wu | Heather Lindsay | Inder Gosal | Jana Beaumont | Jashan Sandhu | Jenny Sine | Jordan O'Genski | Katie Baker | Kiersten Mackie | Leonora King | Manila Subedi | Meagan Gill | Michelle Segal | Natalie Farrell | Priscilla Choo | Rebecca Brunswick | Sarah Juvik | Sarah Krehel | Shira Standfield | Sophia Chuang | Stephanie Hall | Tamara Pham | Valerie Lambert | Vanessa Vizi | Vicki Williams | Zahra Abdulla
“I’d probably be on another path if it wasn’t for my Big Sister.” Little Sister Marley