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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley has been providing volunteer based mentoring programs for Langley's children & youth since 1974. We commit to the Langley area young people that...
#201 - 20538 Fraser Highway
Langley, British Columbia
V3A 4R3
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Social Services

  • Youth Development

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
Social Mission
We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods, or a renewed optimism for growth. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale. Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community.
Businesses that we work with
Otter Co-op
Prospera Credit Union
Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union
Stories of our community involvement

Mentoring youth makes a difference


Maintaining connections during the challenging times of COVID-19 isn’t easy. Our friends Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley are working hard to keep relationships between youth and their mentors healthy and strong. The Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union and First West Foundation Community Help Fund is donating $500 to help kickstart fundraising efforts to ensure youth are well supported. Join us and donate today.


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At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, our mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Like many community services, we have been forced to think critically about what happens to that mission when we are asked to stay at home, keep our physical distance, and in-person gatherings are cancelled. What happens to the established mentoring relationships and the over 30 children and youth in Langley who were waiting to be matched?

We have learned through this pandemic that Big Brother Big Sister agencies are uniquely positioned to ensure mentors continue to connect with children and youth who need it the most, when they need it most – which is right now. We are one of the few youth-serving organizations that can continue to operate because our matches can connect in many ways.

Our agency has responded to the current crisis by concentrating our efforts in 3 areas:
1. Building Social Connections at a Time of Physical Distancing -- Matches are being empowered to connect virtually across a variety of platforms so that they can continue to build valuable developmental relationships that support mental health, wellness and achievement motivation during these difficult times.

2. Protecting Youth and Community Wellness – We are providing Mentors with the tools and resources to continue to build their relationship with their Mentee virtually and while physically distancing. We are working closely with our schools and community partners to assist with wrap-around services for vulnerable families across our communities, mobilizing resources or making referrals for required assistance.

3. Supporting Learning and Motivation to Achieve – Our Mentors and Mentoring Coordinators are promoting distance learning and school connectedness by engaging Mentees in activities that provide cognitive stimulation and reinforce school habits, curiosity and future planning during school closures.

But we need financial support to ensure we can respond to deepening needs and growing demand for mentorship in our community.

Our team is doing everything we can to ensure our agency can sustain the financial aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Monthly Giving Program gives donors the opportunity to contribute to our mentoring programs over time, to help our agency secure our future in the Langley community.

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https://langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/monthl...
Happy New Year, everyone!
In 2020, we are making it our goal to match even more children with mentors who ignite their potential.

Help us make this possible and be the spark that ignite potential in Langley youth...
Volunteer: https://langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunt...
Donate: https://langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/donate...
On August 21, 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley will be hosting our 32nd annual Golf for Kids Sake Charity Tournament at Redwoods Golf Course, where golfers enjoy a fun day on the greens in support of a great cause. Proceeds from this tournament go to support mentoring programs in the Langley community, helping to connect at-risk youth with positive role models. Golf for Kids Sake is our largest fundraising event of the year, and in 2018 raised over $60,000!

More details are available: https://langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/...
Buy your tickets and join us at our 1st Annual BIG Deal Charity Gala, an evening full of excitement and great prizes in support of mentoring programs in the Langley community. If you are not able to attend the event but would still like to be apart of the magic, there are great opportunities for sponsorships and prize donations.

February 23rd, 2019 @ 6:30p.m.
Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention
Center at the Cascades Casino Resort
20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
Early bird tickets: $100 each until January 31st.

This evening is a Great Gatsby inspired event, including dinner, entertainment, and an exciting BIG Deal or No Deal game show.

More information: https://langley.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/...
We would like to share our appreciation to everyone who contributed time, money and goods to our Christmas hampers this year! Your kindness has impacted 27 families in our agency and a few hearts along the way! Here is a special picture of the team at Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union with their donations!
Thanks to our friends at Heart and Stroke Foundation, our staff and community partners from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley and Gateway of Hope are receiving CPR & AED training today so they can help make a difference any day, anywhere!
Congratulations to today’s #SimpleGenerosity recipient from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, Rob Ross! He’s donating $1,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. With over 40 years of volunteering, Rob is the longest standing volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. He has been matched as a Big Brother for 12 children over the years and has always made sure his Little Brothers and their families felt supported. Through Rob’s consistent individual attention, many Little Brothers were deterred from pursuing at-risk behaviours that may have lead to committing crime later in life. Rob has served as a member of the board as well President and his commitment to the organization and helping youth is inspiring.
Know a volunteer doing good work in your community? Nominate them on Volinspire today: http://bit.ly/2oKJmET #Canada150
Vote now for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley by selecting an emoji below! Winning the $50,000 SimpleGenerosity grant from Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union helps the mentoring program create amazing benefits to the elementary kids who have the chance to connect with an older mentor, while also empowering teens by helping them realize the impact they can have in their community by being involved in giving back. The teen mentoring program creates a win-win situation by recruiting, training and supporting teens that are looking for opportunities to give back to their community, thereby providing more students with a friend to talk to, laugh with, and who will encourage and support them. The program strives to promote the importance of staying in school and establishing healthy relationships with family and peers, instill youth with the trust and self-confidence required to make healthy decisions, and encourage leadership skills and independent thinking. Thank you for helping us celebrate Canada150 and strengthening our communities with SimpleGenerosity!
We get excited about volunteering in our community so much so we launched a new Community Crew program in July. This group of five energetic and enthusiastic high school seniors and university students attended 20 community events across the Fraser Valley and volunteered with local non-profit agencies every week. The combination of volunteerism and work experience makes this Community Crew stand out! Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union partnered our Community Crew with Alexandra Neighbourhood House, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, Gateway of Hope, Sources Community Resource Centres, and the Surrey Arts Centre. How did the team describe their experience--“this was the best summer job I could ever imagine!”.
#201 - 20538 Fraser Highway
Langley, British Columbia
V3A 4R3
Causes we care about

  • Community and Economic Development

  • Social Services

  • Youth Development

Businesses whose employees volunteer with us
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