MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release – March 8, 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lanark County

 Receives National Accreditation

 

Smiths Falls, ON – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is pleased to announce 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 25 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 delighted to achieve this important accreditation from our National governing body.  It is a testament to the commitment, dedication and passion of both our volunteers and staff,” said Gail Logan, BBBS of Lanark County Executive Director.

 

BBBS of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lanark County has been serving the region of Lanark for more than 45 years and is committed to serving children and youth, by providing them quality mentoring relationships with volunteers. The organization currently serves over 750 children and youth.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada congratulates BBBSLC ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ in achieving their accreditation!

 

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For more information, please contact:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County                                   

Gail Logan, Executive Director

Phone:  613-283-0570
Email:  gail.logan@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca