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Our Mission We support child and youth development through essential Volunteer-led mentoring programs.

Our Vision To put a mentor into the life of every child and youth who needs one.

Table of Contents Executive Addresses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Who. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 What. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 When.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Where.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Why. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 How. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14


EXECUTIVE ADDRESSES Message from the Executive Director In 2015, we

serve are much more diverse than

We continue to grow our partnerships

completed

they were even a decade ago, and

with like-minded agencies to ensure

our five-year

we wanted to make sure that we

that we help families in the most

Strategic Plan

were thoroughly competent to meet

efficient way possible. In this past five-

which guided

those diverse needs. To that end, we

year period, we increased the number

our organization

added members to our team with a

of children served from 737 to 1197,

from 2010 to

wide range of skills and backgrounds

an increase of 62%.

the present. Looking back, we achieved

– we now proudly serve families in 10

Our staff and volunteers are the

substantially all of our objectives, the

different languages instead of just two.

backbone of our organization. Their

most important of which was to reach

We’ve also attended more community

commitment and community focus

out to new communities with whom

events and meetings to spread the

make us the organization that we

we had not traditionally had contact.

word about mentorship and to recruit

are today. I would like to give special

Our goal is to ensure that single Moms,

our amazing volunteer Big Brothers

thanks to them and to our Board of

whether they are newcomers or long-

and Big Buddies.

Directors who work to ensure that

time residents of the Lower Mainland

We have taken mentorship into local

more children can benefit from the

or the Sea to Sky area, feel welcome

schools, launching programs for

power of mentoring.

to approach Big Brothers so that their

both male and female students and

sons can grow up with a positive male

And of course, I wish to thank our

volunteers. Our programs provide teens

role model.

loyal donors who contribute clothing

with life skills training in addition to

and monetary gifts to make sure we

This effort required us to look carefully

volunteer experience. Even as we have

have the resources we need to run Big

at ourselves first. We wanted to

developed specialized programming

Brothers effectively and to respond to

make sure that our organization was

to meet the needs of specific

community needs.

culturally sensitive, aware of the needs

communities, we have stayed true to

of the community, approachable, and

the fundamental values of mentoring.

Thank you all.

responsive. The communities that we Valerie Lambert, CPA, CA

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Message from the Chair

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Our Board of

may be due to marital breakdown,

who are lacking an older, more

Directors has

separation due to work commitments,

experienced person in their lives. Many

been hard at

or other family circumstances. Our

children in Greater Vancouver are

work developing

past experiences and research have

growing up without extended family,

a new strategic

shown that boys need healthy male

and these friendships are a wonderful

plan for 2015-

role models in their lives to fully

way to connect children and youth

2020. Coming

develop into strong, capable, and

with their communities.

off of a very successful five-year period,

caring citizens. We salute the many

As always, I would like to give special

we have challenged ourselves to

volunteers who step forward every

thanks to the donors who support our

imagine the even greater opportunities

year to support these young people.

organization. This funding is critical for

that we have to serve the communities

The healthy development of boys

us; it is what enables us to serve our

in which we live. With a vision to put a

will always be a strong focus of our

community.

mentor into the life of every child and

organization, and we have specifically

youth who needs one, we continue

added a new strategic directive to our

to focus on the changing needs of the

plan to guide our advocacy work in

communities that we serve throughout

this area.

the Lower Mainland and Sea to Sky.

We continue to broaden our

pleasure to serve as Chair of such a

Despite changing needs, we remain

mentorship programs in schools,

thriving organization.

committed to offering our Big Brothers

both through our very successful Teen

mentorship program as a substantial

Mentoring program and through our

part of our services. This program

adult In-School Mentoring program.

is aimed at boys who are growing

We are also inviting seniors to get

up without dads in their lives. This

involved and help us support children

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I would also like to thank our staff and our Board of Directors who work tirelessly to deliver the best possible programs to our communities. It is a

Stephanie Hollingshead, CHRP


WHO Little Brothers in the Big Brothers Program are » Boys aged 7 – 14 » Generally from single parent homes » Have little or no contact with a father figure » Capable of forming a healthy relationship with a male adult » Often newcomers or immigrants to Canada

According to BC Stats:

Little Buddies in the School-Based Programs are

» In Greater Vancouver, 23.7% of

» Both male and female

families with children are actually

» In grades 1 – 7

single parent homes.

» Referred by school staff

» The average single mother earns

» Sometimes from single parent homes

$46,647 annually.

» Struggling with peers, social skills and self-esteem

» 60% of K-12 students speak a language other than English at home

» Often newcomers or immigrants to Canada

and 25% are designated ESL.

Mentor Milestones Big Brothers and Big Sisters 10 YEARS Matt Mulleray Colin MacLeod Mike Moore Thomas Heah

5 YEARS David Stobart Kamen MacKay Stark Shih-Te Chao Rafael Villanueva

In-School Mentors

Lanny Zrill Robert Carmichael Lynne Jones Kenneth Tse

Chris Palliser Chris Reid Chris McPherson Sean Zhu

15 YEARS Darla Black 10 YEARS Karen MacDonald Malcolm Wellington

5 YEARS Shawna Peters Toby Xie Annie Chui Roanne Liew Jason Ruus Cody Perrin

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Annual Service Summary Agency Match Numbers and Growth 2014 /15   Children Served

TOTAL 

 2013 /14

1197

Total Children Served by Area

Children Served TOTAL 

1005

GROUP 

GROUP / NEW 

426

IN-SCHOOL 

114

IN-SCHOOL 

TEEN 

249

TEEN 

BIG BROTHERS 

408

BIG BROTHERS 

187 157

271

City 

Community ISM

Teen Group / New Actual

Burnaby/ New Westminster

59

35

28

25

147

Tri-Cities

34

5

27

34

100

Richmond

35

0

27

0

62

North Shore

29

6

18

0

53

Surrey

42

6

76

77

201

Vancouver

196

43

46

167

452

Squamish

10

15

23

108

156

Whistler

3

4

4

15

26

426

1197

390

TOTAL

408

114 249

Match Anniversaries Big Brothers Program 10 YEARS Matt Mulleray & Peter Colin MacLeod & Adrian Mike Moore & Joshua Thomas Heah & Brandon

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5 YEARS David Stobart & Philip Kamen MacKay & Henry Stark Shih-Te Chao & Jae Rafael Villanueva & Leo Lanny Zrill & Zach

Robert Carmichael & Kyle Lynne Jones & Sienna Kenneth Tse & Jason Chris Palliser & Peyton Chris Reid & Tyler Chris McPherson & Nicholas

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GRADUATING MATCHES Jonathan Dowdeswell & Richard Kresimir Ukalovic & Manmeet Eric Lee & Gage Kieran McGrath & Alexander Steven Liu & Chris

Jay Cormier & Hugh Jason Nijjar & Nathan Chris Eddy & Raimondo Chris Muzyka & Alexandros Duncan Comany & Michael Daniel Fielder & Travis


Connecting Through Language Even in a place as multicultural as

Sharing a common language has not

Greater Vancouver, moving here as a

only allowed Ted and Victor to build

non-English-speaking family can be

a stronger friendship, but it has also

daunting. With two children in tow and

been very comforting to Victor’s mom,

a husband who works abroad, Victor’s

that she can communicate freely with

mom decided that her son needed

Ted in Chinese about her son.

a Big Brother. She was pleasantly

Ted himself arrived in Canada as a

surprised that Big Brothers has dedicated resources for non-Englishspeaking families, and Victor was soon matched with Big Brother Ted.

young boy who was unfamiliar with the culture and official languages of

“The happiness that came across Victor’s face when he stood up on his water skis was such a joy to watch.”

his new home. He is thankful for the strong role models who helped him

For Victor, who only gets to see his

Thanks to Ted’s encouragement, Victor,

through the rougher periods of his

father once or twice a year, spending

12, has opened himself up to lots of

adolescence. “In retrospect, I think my

time with Ted every week has been

new sports and activities. “Victor is

situation didn’t escalate to something

very enjoyable and gives him someone

an energetic boy so we find things to

more serious because of the positive

to confide in. The two have only been

harness that energy,” explains Ted.

people around me,” he explains. But

matched for a short time, but a high

The pair enjoys playing basketball and

Ted realizes that not every child is as

level of trust is evident between the

practicing martial arts together.

lucky as he was.

two: “I love that Victor is honest with me, and I am also open to share things

Japanese Kapangpangan Cantonese Tagalog Spanish Farsi Punjabi Mandarin French

with him,” explains Ted.

Languages spoken by Big Brothers’ staff:

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specific audiences.

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WHAT

brand and also have specific guidelines around logo useage.

Logos for events are treated the same way as programs. Logos for events are treated the same way as programs. Logos for events are treated the same way as programs.

Our Programs PROGRAMS

Matches adult volunteers with children aged EVENTS 7-14, who have limited to no contact with a positive male role model in their life. Bigs and Littles spend 2-4 hours a week together doing a wide range of activities they both enjoy, including sports, games and just having fun.

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PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

A flexible friendship-based program for bothEVENTS men and women EVENTS that matches adult volunteers with a child in an elementary school. Matches spend one hour a week together during school time on school grounds, doing fun non-academic activities.

Similar to the InSchool Mentoring Program with one exception – the volunteers are teens at a neighboring high school, instead of adults. The teen program has proven to be beneficial to both mentees and mentors. Matches meet for one hour each week after-school.

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This group based program uses a mentoring approach to provide boys ages 9-12 with information and support to make informed choices about healthy lifestyle practices. Sessions are led by 2-3 volunteers over seven weeks and are structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem and communication skills.

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls in grades 5 & 6 that encourages physical activity, healthy eating and the development of positive selfimage. Volunteer mentors spend two hours a week for eight weeks leading group discussions about healthy living and emotional, social and cultural issues structured around three themes: active living, balanced eating, and feeling good about oneself.


New Programs

In partnership with SFU’s TD Community Engagement Centre, BBGV matches Volunteers with elementary school aged students to build confidence in their math skills and build strong friendships.

Quest University student volunteers provide friendship and academic support to children aged 7-14. The program aims to reach children who cannot afford tutoring and who could benefit from added guidance and support. By coupling learning with play, Quest Club strives to enrich mentormentee relationships by creating a dynamic learning environment that caters to diverse learning styles.

The goal of the sports mentorship program is to provide mentoring to co-ed youth, ages 7-14 years, who have expressed interest in learning how to play and take part in sporting activities. Youth are mentored by volunteers who teach them physical literacy, life skills, goal setting, character building and good sportsmanship.

BBGV began a partnership with Red Fox in 2013 with a goal to provide mentoring programs to Vancouver’s Downtown East Side Aboriginal community. The first program was The Weekend Warriors program which gave a group of youth the chance to learn about healthy lifestyles and develop team-building skills through activities like rock climbing, lacrosse and swimming. This has evolved into leadership training for Aboriginal youth with the goal to become mentors to elementary school children.

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WHEN Fiscal 2014 -15 Timeline AUGUST Kicking off BBGV’s new fiscal year, Big Brothers Clothing Donation picked up almost 900,000 pounds of clothing and small household items in just one month

SEPTEMBER 158 program participants attended the Big & Little BBQ

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

BBGV participated in the Burnaby RCMP Open House

BBGV Teen Mentors participated in YOUth in Office, where they spent the day matched with the Prime Minister, Ministers and MPs, on The Hill in Ottawa to discuss the importance of mentoring

The Holiday Hamper program assisted 65 families

Launch of Mentoring with Math Program, in partnership with SFU TD Community Engagement Centre

The B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic took place and raised $365,000 The agency made 1,000 matches for the year

BBGV Reaches an Important Milestone At Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, our vision is to put a mentor into the life of every child who needs one. Each year, we put together a set of goals to better serve our community, to continue to deliver relevant high quality mentoring programs, and of course - help more children. In 2014, we passed the mark of serving 1,000 children annually. We thank our Volunteers, families, donors, staff and Board for their part in making this goal a reality.

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The BBGV Annual General Meeting and Open House took place

Launch of Quest Club after-school tutoring program, in partnership with Quest University


APRIL 20 matches attended the Big and Little Bowling Event, raising almost $8,000 for the agency The 2015 Scotiabank Bowl for Big Brothers Classic took place and raised $410,000

MAY 43 Teen Mentors attended the annual Teen Summit in Surrey. The event hosted three guest speakers, who spoke on storytelling, standing up to bullying, and important life decisions

JUNE

Big and Little Brothers attended a special Moksha Yoga class and a waterskiing event BBGV received a glowing Accreditation for program standards by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada

Launch of Sports Mentoring program in Squamish Little Brothers attended the Reel Youth Film Camp Seven cyclists, led by a BBGVF Board Member, who rode from Vancouver to Calgary raising $10,000 for BBGVF

JULY The Surrey-based YOUCAN program completed its final year. 80 Teens mentored 82 children over the fouryear program Big and Little Brothers attended a Discovery Sailing event, and Little Brothers participated in the Russell Wilson Football Camp

BBGV Is Granted Accreditation The Accreditation certificate is granted upon approval of agency practices in the areas of child safety, service delivery, and organizational excellence. Organizational excellence includes a consultative process with agency volunteers, parents and board members, assurance of sound fiscal management practices, and agency strategic planning.

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WHERE The Need in Our Communities There is a high need for our mentoring programs in suburban areas, yet a lack of Volunteers who live in the same communities.

While we’ve had great success reducing the wait-lists, there are still hundreds of families who could benefit from our services.

In the city of Vancouver, boys waiting for a Big Brother are matched quicker than in other areas. However, there is still a great need for volunteers in our school-based programs.

The agency has developed a number of new programs in suburban areas to meet the changing needs of each unique community. 10

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Q&A

With Program Director Community Advancement, Joanne Kautz-Allard

Our communities are ever evolving. Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) strives to serve as many families and children as possible by forming community partnerships and developing mentoring programs to suit each community’s needs. BBGV’s Program Director – Community Advancement Joanne Kautz-Allard, is at the forefront of our partnerships and program development.

Q:  WHAT ARE YOU

Q:  WHAT IS YOUR

Families are facing increasing

community. By bringing the

RESPONSIBLE FOR AT BBGV?

BACKGROUND?

challenges and obstacles

benefits of mentoring to

A:  I started my career

in their day-to-day life, and

more communities, we can

in Calgary working in a

our in-school mentoring

this affects how we support

play an important role in

residential treatment centre

programs, I make sure that

them. Not only do we want

helping each child and his/

for children with a variety

our programs are relevant to

to match children with the

her family reach their full

of mental health and

the changing needs of the

best mentor possible, but we

potential.

behavioural issues. I’ve been

community. This past year,

also want families themselves

a part of the BBGV team

we have really expanded and

to grow healthy and strong.

for over 10 years now, and I

adapted our programs to

In this upcoming year, we

really enjoy the preventative

meet those diverse needs.

are really going to look at

focus of our work.

the needs of the families and

A:  In addition to overseeing

I sit on a few local committees so that BBGV can further develop community partnerships. Our collaboration with the Red Fox Healthy Living Society is a good example – together, we co-deliver leadership programs for Aboriginal youth.

Q:  WHAT ARE BBGV’S PROGRAM GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR?

A:  We will take a critical

determine how we can best support them.

Q:  WHAT KIND OF

Q:  WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF YOUR JOB?

A:  My favorite part is connecting with others who share my excitement for developing innovative ways to help children thrive and grow. Learning from others’

look at our new programs to

IMPACT CAN ALL OF THIS HAVE?

make sure that the mentoring

A:  Mentoring has a ripple

the power of mentoring,

impacts are meaningful and

effect. As we support

and then seeing children

sustainable.

individual children, this in

enjoying and benefiting

turn has a positive impact

from our programs – that

on the family, school, and

is so rewarding.

expertise, combining it with

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WHY Mentored Boys* Are:

3x

less likely to suffer peer pressure related anxiety, such as

worrying about what other children

2x

more likely to believe that school is fun and that doing well

academically is important.

think or say about them.

2x

less likely to develop negative conducts like bullying,

fighting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger.

(Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2012)

Every dollar invested generates on average $18 in hard dollar returns to society.*

There is now proof positive that

The study determined that, over their

The former Little Brothers and

Big Brothers mentoring programs

working lives, the former Little Brothers

Little Sisters involved in the study

generate enormous financial and

and Little Sisters will earn on average

also generally achieved more

societal value. The study compared

$315,000 more than those in the control

positive life outcomes in terms

500 previous Little Brothers and

group. These higher incomes will deliver

of life skills and general well-

Little Sisters, averaging 37 years of

additional tax revenue, higher consumer

being than their counterparts

age, to 1,000 individuals in a control

spending and increased charitable giving

who never had the benefit of

group of similar backgrounds who

and volunteerism.

a mentor.

did not have mentors in their youth.

(Boston Consulting Group, 2013) *Reflective of the community-based mentoring program.

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A 2015 study conducted by Taylor Newburry for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada found that, after one year of mentoring, children in our school-based programs felt:

Children and youth who have one or more caring adults in their lives are more likely to thrive and become productive adults. Children and youth who find themselves in difficult circumstances are more likely to have positive outcomes if they have a close bond with at least one adult. (Growing Up in BC - 2015 Report)

 ore valued, empowered M and respected Safer More cared for M  ore meaningfully connected to an adult H  ad an increased sense of belonging Higher self confidence H  ad a better attitude toward school BIG  BROTHERS  OF GREATER VANCOUVER | ANNUAL REPORT -  FISCAL 2015 13


“There aren’t words to describe how Phil* has enriched Nathan’s* life. He has shown Nathan how to trust just by being consistently there. Every single time Phil comes to the door, Nathan shows the same excitement he does for Christmas.” *names have been changed to protect the Big and Little Brother’s privacy

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Letter from a Mother Dear Big Brothers, The Big Brother match has been a true blessing to us. My son’s Big Brother Jacob* has “completed” our small family. The bond he and my son have is one I longed for, hoped for and prayed for, but truly did not think would ever be possible. Then our Big Brother came into our lives. He has given so much to my son – I sincerely do not know where we would be without him. He has taught my son so many important, valued life lessons. His moral/ethical/spiritual foundation is almost identical

important, and irreplaceable. I will never be able to

to mine, so it is a perfect, easy, and natural fit.

begin to thank Big Brothers for the amazing work they

I have watched my son grow and thrive and blossom.

do. Further, without volunteers, without young men like

Of course there are many aspects to my son’s growth,

Jacob stepping forward, none of this would be possible.

but the role his Big Brother plays is truly critical,

It is a tremendous commitment and takes time, and I know in this day and age, time is a valuable commodity. Having said that, I firmly believe that the mutual benefit is something that would so greatly enhance the lives of

“I will forever be grateful to Big Brothers. Our Big Brother Jacob is amazing – our special ‘Earth Angel!’”

both “Bigs” and “Littles” that the time invested would pay off dramatically! Joy McCathry, Mom*

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HOW Treasurer’s Report

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver is a community

Revenue

multiple sources in order to meet the growing TOTAL 

$

2,163,000

74% 

$

1,605,000

supported organization that raises funds from needs of the children and families we serve

Grant from Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Foundation [raised through various fundraising initiatives]

throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond. As demand for our services increases, so does the need to increase our funding. Our primary sources of funding are events, government grants, donations and a clothing donation program — primarily provided by the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Foundation.

$

26% 

558,000

Other grants/donations [including United Way, Community Gaming, YOUCAN and municipal governments]

Expenses

In order to meet our program commitment to our communities, expenses for the year increased by $161,000 over the prior year to $2,174,000. This increased expenditure allowed us to serve more children and to continue to build a team of

2,174,000

TOTAL 

$

83% 

$

1,804,000

professional staff focused on the safety and quality Direct Services to Children & Youth

of the “mentor with child” matches. We continue to make great strides toward reaching out to matches in diverse communities and in particular, continue to grow our service to the Aboriginal community. We anticipate further increases in the demand for our services and look forward to the continued

169,000 $ 171,000 1%  $30,000

8%  8% 

$

Administration Recruitment and Community Outreach Training and Development

support of our partners.

Guyle Tippe, CA Treasurer 16

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What Funding Supports Direct Services to Children and Families

Recruitment and Community Outreach

Administration

» Safety – Qualified staff

» Advertising – Paid

imperative to mind efficiencies and

Administrative and financial staff are

thoroughly screen applicants,

advertising is used to

accurate reporting. Professional fees

train successful candidates

attract Volunteers.

and an annual audit are necessary

» Promotional Material

as well to maintain our charitable

and monitor matches to ensure child safety. » Match Engagement – Staff remain involved in matches to ensure safety and match success. » Office Space – Our Kingsway and satellite offices ensure

– Help stakeholders make

registration. Daily operations also

informed decisions about

incur the following administrative

involvement in our programs.

costs: » Banking fees and insurance

» Signage and Displays – We attend many community events in an effort to build awareness.

» Office supplies and equipment/ maintenance » Postage and courier expenses

we assist families in the communities where they live.

Training and Development

» National Affiliation Fees – Big Brothers Big Sisters

» Volunteer Training

of Canada regularly audit

– to equip volunteers with

compliance to their standards

the required skills.

to ensure agency excellence.

» Staff Professional Development – to keep current with social trends and professional expertise. » Staff and Board Collaboration – ensures efficiency.

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Partner Recognition Executive Circle

Visionary Circle

Believer Circle

Champion Circle

VANCOUVER TO CALGARY BIKE RIDE Family Circle

Friendship Circle City of Burnaby City of North Vancouver City of Richmond Darelle District of North Vancouver District of Squamish Jay Seabrook

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Metropolis at Metrotown Community Investment Program Ryan Thornhill Squamish Off Road Cycling Association The Teahouse in Stanley Park Vancouver Facial Hair Club

Big Buddy Circle

Buddy Circle

City of Surrey Maxwell Munday RBC Royal Bank Rotary Club of Squamish Squamish Loggers Sport

Chris Bell CIBC World Markets Inc. - CIBC Wood Gundy Danna Locke Derek Gibson Devlin Salon Fairmont Chateau Whistler George Strazicich Investors Group - Greater Vancouver South

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Karen Slater Keg Spirit Foundation Knight Piesold Ltd. Kurt & Else Maurer Fund Lewis Family Fund Menno Huizinga Mike Royal painPRO Therapeutics Raymond Kwong Roanne Liew

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited Sonny Bettan Starbucks Community Service Program Steve Rainboth The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Whistler Tim Hortons - Squamish Tony Drescher


Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Foundation The Foundation staff work collectively to support the efforts of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. The Foundation team coordinates two major annual events.

September 22, 2014 $ 365,000 Raised Title Sponsor

ADOPT A MATCH ®

TSX.V: BAR OTCQX: BALMF

Alex Davidson

John Willett

Bryan Nethery

Keith Henderson

Chris Adams

Mark Corra

Christine Dixon

Michael Cinnamond

Clive Johnson

Peter Virvilis

Dan Barnholden

Brian Scott, Matoula Kestelidis, Dana Rogers, Andras Kecskes

David Lyall Dennis Stansbury Devinder Randhawa Graeme Currie Goldcorp Inc.

New Gold Inc.

Macquarie Capital Markets

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ernst & Young

CIBC World Markets

Freeman Audio Visual

TD Securities

Gunnar Eggertson Harry Pokrandt

Dorian Cochran, John Booth Ian MacLean, Roger Richer Kerry Suffolk, Kevin Ritchie, Vernon Shein, Dale Craig, Doug McLaughlin

Joe Cesnik

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April 2015 410,000 Raised

$

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Television Sponsor

hashtagPrinter

VANCOUVER’S NEW ROCK

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Holland America Line

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Tattoos For Now

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Dixon Mitchell Investment Council


Jennifer A. Jennifer has been with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver Clothing Donation (RCF) since 1999. She began her time with Big Brothers as a telephone representative and then moved into data entry. After many years of hard work and dedication, Jennifer is now

Big Brothers Clothing Donation Renew Crew Foundation collects reusable clothing and

RCF’s Call Centre Supervisor, responsible for training and supervising all 70 call centre representatives, and she also

household items for resale, donating all proceeds to support Big Brothers’ mentoring programs for children.

handles major customer

In fiscal 2014-15, they:

Her favourite part about

1

Collected over 10 million pounds of clothing and household

items combined

3

Serviced 169 bins across Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley,

and added 20 new bins and three new Attended Donation Stations!

2

service cases.

working at RCF is the mission Carried out 311,476 FREE home

of Big Brothers and mentoring.

clothing donation pick-ups

She is motivated by the fact that her work at RCF

4

Offered the Host-a-Bin program to partners, with six schools

participating in the mutually-beneficial

contributes to the agency’s ability to help children across the Lower Mainland.

program already.

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2015 Agency Awards Frank Rigney Big Brother of the Year Alexander Jay In-School Mentor of the Year Nicole Grace Teen Mentor of the Year Jennifer Paxton Game On Mentor of the Year

2015 BIG BROTHERS OF GREATER VANCOUVER FOUNDATION AWARDS

Brad Curtis

Ted Ticknor Award Steve Fooks

Griffins Boxing & Fitness Award Moksha Yoga Burnaby

John Perpich Award

An individual that has made extraordinary contributions in the areas of mentoring, financial support and organizational development

An exceptional third party event benefiting Big Brothers

Brenda Coatta of Maple Creek Middle School A School Liaison whose dedication exceeds supporting the school-based programs.

Ralph Jordan Award CIBC Wood Gundy An organization that has offered valuable friendship and support in pursuit of our vision

Cecil S. Walker Award Mike Lally of Surrey School District An individual who has shown outstanding support of our agency.

Murray Goldman Award SFU-TD Community Engagement Centre An organization which has shown outstanding support of our agency.

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President’s Commendation London Drugs and Paragon Financial Companies that have demonstrated outstanding support to Big Brothers’ fundraising efforts

B2Gold Award Canaccord Genuity An organization that has made a significant contribution to the success of the B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic

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Scotiabank Bowl for Big Brothers Classic Awards Mr. Lube Big Boost Award Nicola Wealth Management Scotiabank Rookie of the Year Award The Zed Team


Board of Directors

Staff

BIG BROTHERS OF GREATER VANCOUVER

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Miranda Lane | Mentoring Coordinator

Stephanie Hollingshead, Chair | Sierra Systems Group Inc.

Valerie Lambert, CPA, CA | Executive Director

Victoria Lo | Mentoring Coordinator

Kathi Irvine, Past-Chair | KLI & Associates

Tracey Barr | Fund Development Manager

Annie Pham | Mentoring Coordinator

James O’Neill, Vice-Chair | City of Vancouver

Brenda Gehlen, CPA, CGA | Director of Finance & Administration

Hilda Sam | Mentoring Coordinator

Slav Gudelj | General Manager, Renew Crew

Karen Tapp | Mentoring Coordinator

Guyle Tippe, Treasurer | KPMG Jessica Connell, Secretary | BC Human Rights Tribunal Kevin Beson | RCMP Victoria Brydon | Human Resources – D-Wave Systems Tom Everitt | ThinkTom.Com Realty Richard Holt | Environment Canada Whye Seng Hum | Technology Consultant Brent Lewis | Fasken Martineau Tony Miles | Not for Profit Director Trevor O’Reilly | Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Alexandra Wong | Wong & Associates BIG BROTHERS OF GREATER VANCOUVER FOUNDATION David Stobart, Chair | CIBC Wood Gundy Craig Hewson, Vice-Chair | TRG Group Benefits & Pensions Guyle Tippe, Treasurer | KPMG

Joanne Kautz-Allard Program Director, Community Advancement Melissa Wilson | Program Director, Service Delivery and Operations Jonathan Wong, CPA, CA Manager of Systems and Processes Kristie Yung Marketing and Communications Manager BIG BROTHERS OF GREATER VANCOUVER

Talya Shore | Mentoring Coordinator Biljana Tepic | Mentoring Coordinator Michelle Tong | Mentoring Coordinator Fergus Vaughan Mentoring Coordinator, Game On Program Support Team Krys Hup | Receptionist / Ticket Coordinator Karen MacGillivray Program Assistant - Sea to Sky Kimiko Yamada | Program Administrator

Supervisors Tammie Manson Program Manager - Site-based programs Ann Marie McKenzie Program Manager - Sea to Sky Carlee Stecyk | Mentoring Coordinator Supervisor

BIG BROTHERS OF GREATER VANCOUVER FOUNDATION Jessica Davies Marketing and Communications Coordinator Catherine Dubinsky | Office Administrator

TC Carling, Secretary | Canucks Sports & Entertainment

Cynthia Tensuan Mentoring Coordinator Supervisor

Indira Doman | Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management

Bailey Varty Acting Manager of Community Programs

Vincci Li Marketing and Communications Specialist

Mentoring Coordinators

Serena Ng | Development Assistant

Steve Fooks | Great West Life Keith Henderson | Cardero Resource Corp.

Kristen Boyd | Mentoring Coordinator

Stefanie Leskewich | HR Administrator

Shirley Loi | Event Manager

Harpreet Brar | Community Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie Tolentino Marketing and Communications Officer

Ryan Cadamia | Mentoring Coordinator

Dennis Topp | Accounting Administrator Janell Yan | Event Coordinator

Larry Velonic, Chair | Rogers Wireless

Carrie Chan Family Enrollment and Assessment Specialist

Tony Miles, Treasurer | Not-for-Profit Director

Sasha Chih | Mentoring Coordinator

Gary Milne, Secretary | Momentum Media Marketing Inc.

Matthew Duckworth Event and Intake Coordinator

BIG BROTHERS CLOTHING DONATION (RENEW CREW)

Amanda Duke | Mentoring Coordinator

Doug Hamilton | Supervisor

Alana Haynes | Teen Program Coordinator

Jennifer Liban-Amistad | Supervisor

Rose Higgins | Mentoring Coordinator / Assessor

Reyna Maravilla | Partnership Program Coordinator / Junior Supervisor

Thomas Wills | Bonham/Wills & Associates, LLC BIG BROTHERS CLOTHING DONATION (RENEW CREW)

Lorne Federal | Valhalla Distribution Ltd. Jim Timms | Maynards Industries Ltd.

Shannon Huynh Mentoring Coordinator / Assessor

Doris Yip | Development Officer

Eloisa Verzosa | Administrative Assistant

Bobby Juco | Mentoring Coordinator, Game On

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