News release

Funding Supports Mentorship for Youth

Community Services

Increased government support will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters to expand and enhance the supports they offer to young people in Nova Scotia.

The government has provided four Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the province a total of $1 million to support community-based and in-school mentoring programs.

The organization is committed to the development of young people and match youth who face adversity with an adult volunteer mentor.

“For over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been championing the health and well-being of youth,” said Brendan Maguire, Minister of Community Services. “Showing young people that there are adults they can depend on, talk to and trust can make all the difference in their lives.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been providing mentorship programming to youth in Canada since 1912.


“This contribution represents an investment in the future of our community, profoundly impacting our agency’s capacity to connect more young people with mentors and empower them to reach their full potential. These funds afford us the opportunity to sustain and increase our services, expand our reach, and provide support to a greater number of young people as they strive towards their full potential.”
Jessica Atwell, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Annapolis Valley

Quick Facts:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Cape Breton, Halifax Regional Municipality, the Annapolis Valley and on the South Shore all received a one-time investment of $250,000

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