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About Us

As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.


Our History in South Niagara, Ontario

On April 23rd 1964 Big Brothers of Welland County was formed, serving the South Niagara area. Membership with the United Way in 1965 provided funding for the organization. The organization grew rapidly and within two years began to service the Peace Bridge area, and remained servicing the area for nineteen years. The agency has gone through three name changes in its history, reflecting organizational changes with our local United Way.

In 1985, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort Erie began serving the community of Fort Erie. The Fort Erie agency has grown to include a variety of different programs that serve both boys and girls, including Stepping Stones, a program aimed at building and strengthening the social skills and relationships of young people.

Today, this agency serves the South Niagara/Fort Erie area as a proud  part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada family.

Thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education, we began offering our newest program, "GO GIRLS" in September 2008, which is a mentoring program for girls aged 12-14, promoting active living, balanced eating, and feeling good.

We are proud of our achievements and continue to strive to be on the leading edge of the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada.

Our Next Event
2017 Sawhorse Race 
Sawhorse Logo 2016
Sat. Aug 5th
Port Colborne 
Sawhorse Race Rules and Registration Form
 Save the Date 

Sisterhood of Style 
Nov., 9. 2017


Looking forward to  2018