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We enable life changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential in girls, non-binary, transgender and gender-diverse youth.

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We enable life changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential in girls, non-binary, transgender and gender-diverse youth

About Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland

We enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential in youth. Big Sisters provides direct service to young people, who through no fault of their own, may be facing adversity. By matching them with caring adult volunteers in quality one-to-one and group mentoring relationships, we ensure they have the relationships they need to become resilient and realize their full potential.

Our Mission

Enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.

Our Vision

All young people realize their full potential.

We Are Your Experts in Mentoring

Big Sisters provides direct service to children and youth facing adversity by matching them with caring volunteers in quality mentoring relationships. Our agency staff members are experts at recruiting and screening volunteers; making intentional, meaningful matches; and providing the support necessary for mentoring relationships to have a lasting impact.

MEET OUR TEAM ↓

Want to get in touch with a team member from Big Sister? Meet the team at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland. We’re here to help with any questions or inquiries.

Senior Leadership

Chantelle Krish

CHANTELLE KRISH

Chief Executive Officer
E: ckrish@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 107
P: 778-938-9544
Heather Wong-Mitchell

HEATHER WONG-MITCHELL

Director of Operations & Human Resources
E: hwmitchell@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 102
Jessica Forster Broomfield

JESSICA FORSTER BROOMFIELD

Director of Programs
E: jfbroomfield@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 105
P: 778-712-9006
Kristin Kotze

KRISTIN KOTZÉ

Director of Finance
E: kkotze@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 115
Nathania Fung

NATHANIA FUNG

Senior Director, Philanthropy and Campaigns
E: nfung@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 108
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ANDRÉE LALONDE

Director of Human Resources and Operations
On Leave

Administrative

Alicia Zhu

ALICIA ZHU

Human Resources and Office Administrator
E: azhu@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 103
Maria Oliver

MARIA OLIVER

Executive and Office Administrator
E: moliver@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 104
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VIVIANE TANNUS

Accounting Assistant
E: vtannus@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext.109

Programs

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ALAINA SOUCIE

Project Manager: Power in Prevention
E: asoucie@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-500-1617
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NASRIN ALI

Study Buddy Program Team Lead
E: nali@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-300-8199
Paula Herrero

PAULA HERRERO

Big Sisters Program Team Lead
E: pherrero@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-300-7373
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Cat Michaud

Volunteer Coordinator
E: cmichaud@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-396-8986
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GABRIELINA LAGOU

Big Sisters Mentoring Coordinator
E: glagou@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 236-688-4029
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GLORIA GENG

Big Sisters Mentoring Coordinator
E: ggeng@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 236-688-6097
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KAREN HO

Group Mentoring Coordinator
E: kho@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 778-513-4396
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KHADIJAH BHATTI

Big Sisters Mentoring Coordinator
E: kbhatti@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 236-688-2704
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KITA KWOK

Big Sisters Mentoring Coordinator
E: kkwok@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-500-1662
Sara Lai

SARA LAI

Study Buddy Mentoring Coordinator
E: slai@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 778-697-0967
Sangeeta Yadav

SANGEETA YADAV

Study Buddy Mentoring Coordinator
E: syadav@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 101
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TATIANA PINERIO

Big Sisters Mentoring Coordinator
E: tpineiro@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-339-4025

Fundraising and Events

Cindy Morrison

CINDY MORRISON

Grant Writer
E: cmorrison@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 114
Marley Stevens

MARLEY STEVENS

Development and Engagement Lead
E: mstevens@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 110
Marni Weinstein

MARNI WEINSTEIN

Events Coordinator
E: mweinstein@bigsisters.bc.ca

Marketing and Communications

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MARK LYNCH

Manager of Marketing and Communications
E: mlynch@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-873-4525 ext. 106
Laura Duong

LAURA DUONG

Marketing and Communications Lead
E: lduong@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-812-5328
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EMILIE JOHNSON

Graphic Design and Communications Assistant
E: ejohnson@bigsisters.bc.ca
P: 604-802-4009

Meet Our Honourary Advisory Board ↓

Big Sisters’ Honourary Advisory Board acts as a team of advisors to our Board and senior staff; offering their ideas, experience, and expertise as needed. 

JOANNE BROWN

ROXANA COLQUHOUN

Co-Founder & Principal, HNW Services Inc.

CHARMAINE CROOKS,C.M

Olympian, President NGU Consultants

GAYLA DEHART

Nurse Next Door; Achieve Excellence Consulting

JILL DIAMOND

Executive Director, Diamond Foundation

LISA ETHANS

Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

KAY GRAY

Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

MARGOT JAGGER

Principal, Margot Jagger Design

MARTINA LEE

Senior Legal Counsel, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

SARAH MCNEILL

Co-Founder, McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group

TRACEY MCVICAR

Managing Director, CAI Capital Management

SUSAN MENDELSON

Owner, The Lazy Gourmet

SHANNON NEWMAN-BENNETT‎

Executive Director of Cause We Care Foundation

LINDA PARSONS

Retired, former Partner, DLA Piper

PATRICIA SHIELDS

Principal On-Leave; Educational Consultant

CARMEN THÉRIAULT

Partner, Norton Rose Fullbright Canada LLP

SUSAN TOMAINE

Partner, Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP

TERRI-LYNN BROWN

Regional Director, Scotiatrust Western Canada

HEATHER HESSON

Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Advisor, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice

MARK MARLOW

Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Advisor, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice
 

We are grateful to have Her Honour, the Honourable Janet Austin
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, serve as our Organization’s Honourary Patron.

Meet Our Board Of Directors ↓

Meet Big Sisters Board of Directors! We are guided by an amazing team of volunteers who are members and leaders in business and community. All members of the board bring extensive experience and are committed and passionate about giving back to their communities and supporting families and children in need.

 Carol Robinson

Carol Robinson

Chair
Tara Amiri-Khaledi

Tara Amiri-Khaledi

Vice-Chair
Laura Jeffery

Laura Jeffery

Treasurer
Ashley Baker

Ashley Baker

Secretary
Lorna Nimmons

Lorna Nimmons

Director
Anisha Virani

Anisha Virani

Director
 Julia Hibbard

Julia Hibbard

Director
Renee Murdoch

Renee Murdoch

Director
Daniel Levangie

Daniel Levangie

Director
Winnie Mok

Winnie Mok

Director
Ramya Hosak

Ramya Hosak

Director
Dr. Victoria Gay

Dr. Victoria Gay

Director
Laura Smart

Laura Smart

Director
Laura Smart

Hayley Woodin

Director

2021 – 2024 strategic plan

View our 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan.

ANNUAL REPORTS and financials

See Big Sister’s annual reports and audited financial statements.

2022 – 2023 Annual Report and Audited Financials

 We served 469 youth in our 2022 to 2023 fiscal year. Download Big Sisters annual reports and audited financials from our 2022 to 2023 fiscal year. Learn about our future goals and how we’ll be implementing them in the next year.

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2021 – 2022 Annual Report and Audited Financials

 We served over 600 youth in our 2021 to 2022 fiscal year. Download Big Sisters annual reports and strategic plans from our 2021 to 2022 fiscal year. Learn about our goals and how we’re implementing them through our strategic plans. 

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2020 Annual Report and Audited Financials

 We served nearly 600 youth in 2020. Download Big Sisters annual reports and strategic plans from our 2020 fiscal year. Learn about our goals and how we’re implementing them through our strategic plans. 

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2019 Annual Report and audited financials

We served over 855 Youth in 2019. Download Big Sister’s annual reports and strategic plans from our 2019 fiscal year. Learn about our goals and how we’re implementing them through our strategic plans.

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