Brockville – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville (BBBSLG) is pleased to announce that it was granted Accreditation for having successfully met the review of standards outlined by the national governing body, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC). The Accreditation process has been in existence for more than twenty-five years to continually ensure maximum child safety, and positive social and health outcomes of BBBS youth mentoring programs delivered by member agencies across the country.
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.
The national Accreditation program is conducted by professionally trained accreditors who must complete Accreditation training provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Each BBBSC member agency is Accredited every five years. Agencies also participate in a mid-term evaluation as an interim measure ensuring adherence to National Standards and organizational excellence.
“We are proud of our ability to offer quality mentoring programs to the children of Leeds and Grenville”, said Executive Director Jane Fullarton. “Achieving Accreditation is a testament to the hard work of our Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers who consistently put the needs of kids first.” Fullarton said.
BBBS of Leeds and Grenville has been serving the Leeds and Grenville community for more 39 years and is committed to serving children and youth by providing them with quality mentoring relationships with volunteers. They are currently serving 1259 children.
We congratulate BBBS of Leeds and Grenville in achieving their accreditation.