Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph
285 Woolwich St
Guelph, ON, N1H 3V8
I joined BBBSG in the summer of 2013 and I am thrilled to continue to work for, and be a part of, such a strong organization, with an amazing collection of stakeholders and community partners. The response from the local community to our mission has been truly impactful and I look forward to continuing to build on these relationships and establish new ones, too. The BBBSG movement offers something for everyone and I enjoy hearing stories from partners and providing them with opportunities to get involved. I’m a proud husband to Jill and father to Abigail, and in my free time, you can find me attending sporting events, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
I have been the program administrator for the BBBSG team since September 2000 and am responsible for a variety of duties including answering and directing phone calls & agency emails, data entry for receipts as well as supporting the other BBBSG staff members in a wide variety of tasks. As a graduate in Early Childhood Education I also enjoy being part of the Casework Team as the initial contact for volunteers and families who wish to apply to our agency. I receive a great deal of satisfaction working for an agency which provides such positive role models for children.
I have been the bookkeeper at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph since the spring of 2015, and am a registered CPA. I love to travel with my husband, 2 kids, and 2 dogs!
Being a member of the team at Big Brothers Big Sisters has been incredible! I became involved in the agency through a college placement and have enjoyed stepping into the role of Co-op Caseworker where I get to work with highschool students who are completing their highschool co-op. I absolutely love connecting with these youth and watching them grow during their semester! I am also taking on some of the group program for the Winter 2017 semester and am enjoying the challenges of doing a new program. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing piano and connecting with friends and family.
I’ve worked at BBBSG since September 2002 and have really enjoyed getting to know so many of the wonderful volunteers and families. As a part-time Mentoring Coordinator, I support 30 matches, assist with screening of volunteers, and child intake. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my family, hiking, photography, and camping.
I have been involved with BBBSG since January 2015, when I was a placement student in the Child Youth and Family Studies program at the University of Guelph. I was very excited to join the team 2 years later in January 2017. In my position with the agency, I support 30 Big/Little matches, assist in screening volunteers, child intake and coordinate the Big Bunch program. I am very passionate about working with children and their families and providing support to enrich their lives. When I am not at work, I enjoy playing soccer, hiking, camping, going to concerts and travelling.
I strongly believe in mentoring as an important aspect of raising young people into healthy adults, and have personally been impacted by many mentors throughout the years. As the Coordinator of School-Based Groups, I love being able to help connect a large number of students to mentors who will have a lasting impact on their lives. In addition to my work with mentors and mentees, I also love decorating, figure skating, and playing the piano.
Casework Summer Student
I have been involved with BBBSG since February 2018 and I volunteered in the Play On program for girls in grade 5. I absolutely loved volunteering for BBBSG and mentoring children so much that I now work as a Casework Assistant. I will be helping with program planning and other casework tasks throughout the summer of 2018. When I am not at work, I enjoy going on hikes, spending time with my family, watching Bollywood movies, and taking care of my two goldfish.
FUND DEVELOPMENT STAFF
As Program Development Writer for BBBSG, I request support from granting foundations across Canada. With a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, I started with our organization after also completing my Business Writing Certificate from Conestoga College. In my spare time, I play the drums for two separate bands, create bead artwork and am learning to edit videos.
As a Fund Development Coordinator for BBBSG, I oversee the agency’s Bowl For Kids Event, Big Little Run, Little Change for Big Change and 12 Days of Giving. I am always looking for new businesses to get involved with BBBSG and new ways to engage the community’s support. I have a diploma from Niagara College in Recreation and Leisure Services. Fundraising has always been a personal niche of mine since I was very young. I have a daughter currently involved in the BBBSG mentoring programs, and we camp during the summer and hibernate during the winter.
I am excited to be joining the wonderful team at BBBSG! As a Fund Development and Communications Coordinator for BBBSG, I oversee the agency’s Have a Heart for Kids Sake Gala, The Big Downtown Food Truck Picnic, Golf for Kids Sake and 12 Days of Giving. I am eager to bring new ideas as to how we can engage with the community, creating more awareness and support for BBBSG. I have a diploma from Humber College in Business Management, a certificate in Event Management from Mount Royal University and am currently working towards my CMP designation. When I’m not putting together spectacular soirees, I’m collecting inspirations from my surroundings, enjoying nature and spending quality time with my husband, two kids and fur babies.
Fund Development Summer Student
I have been a student with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph since May 2018. I am currently enrolled in the Biomedical Science program at the University of Guelph. I love being able to work with others that want to make a difference in the community. In my free time I like to play soccer and read.
Fund Development Summer Student
I started my journey with BBBSG in March of 2018. I did my co-op as in In-School Mentor and absolutely adored this agency! This summer I will be assisting in the Little Change for Big Change campaign. In my spare time I love to play guitar, and one day I hope to go into social work for kids and teens.