Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Outaouais moves to the heart of the hills of the Outaouais as of February 25, 2023



(For immediate release)

Gatineau, February 17, 2023 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Outaouais (BBBSO) is now located at 562 Chemin. Doherty, L’Ange-Gardien, QC J8L 0T4. This new office, is on a vast wooded lot, favorable for workshops and other mentoring services offered by BBBSO to young people and families in the Outaouais region.

Ensure the maintenance of services for families in the Outaouais

On average, 1,800 young people in the region have either participated in a mentoring workshop or are matched with a mentor and hundreds of families benefit from the food assistance services offered by BBBSO. All of these services are funded by the contribution of generous donors from the community, loyal partners and the self-financing mechanism put in place by management since 2010. therefore in a highly functional and stimulating environment. We will also maintain the quality services already offered by the organization and even implement new activity opportunities to facilitate the self-financing of our programs. said Yvonne Dubé, the general manager.

A new address, new opportunities!

This change will bring an increase in services on several levels. From now on, BBBSO offers services in events and rental of premises for the organization of weddings and corporate events in order to effectively ensure the financing of programs for young people and families in the Outaouais. The organization plans to help twice as many young people and families as last year thanks to this new funding opportunity for its activities.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Outaouais

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Outaouais is a non-profit organization that has been offering high quality mentoring programs to young people in the Outaouais region since 1983. These allow them to rely on a positive model in order to improve their self-esteem, develop healthy lifestyle habits and persevere in school. In doing so, the organization continually fights against several social problems such as isolation, violence, school dropout, lack of self-esteem and juvenile delinquency.