The 2021-2022 fiscal year at Big Sisters was one of exciting opportunities and change. In April, thanks to the transformational gift, we acquired a new facility on Joyce Street, Vancouver. This past May, after 4 years of dedicated service leading Big Sisters, Hanne Madsen, our Executive Director decided to retire. After months of a comprehesive search, Big Sisters is happy to appoint Chantelle Krish, our new CEO.
The team has also been transitioning our programming back to in-person community matches, and responding to a growing and unprecedented number of school and inidividual requests for Big Sisters progamming.
We end the year in a strong fiscal position and thank our dedicated staff who show up every day for Little Sisters. This year, we supported over 600 youth along with 400 volunteers who provided over 37,000 hours in time.