Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area does not conduct commercial activities, we are still committed to controlling the collection, use and disclosure of the personal information provided to us by our mentors, families, donors, volunteers and other key stakeholders. On January 1, 2004, all organizations that collect, use or disclose the personal information of their customers, clients or employees in the course of their commercial activities will be subject to privacy legislation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area is a non-profit registered charitable organization that is affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. We collect and use personal information primarily to carry out and maintain our organizational mission which is to impact the lives of young people and volunteers through the power of mentoring.

Specifically, we use said information to:

  • Successfully and safely match our waitlist children and youth with caring volunteer mentors
  • Monitor our existing matches
  • Communicate with and solicit existing and potential donors
  • Communicate with, inform and support key stakeholders including our founders, Board of Directors, the Canadian Progress Clubs of Calgary and their members, community partners, other non-profit service groups, suppliers, government agencies and foundations.

From time to time, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area may also contact you about your application, match, volunteerism, collaboration, account, donation or to conduct market research and surveys in an effort to continually improve our services, processes or procedures that you have requested or that we have promised.

In order to better serve all stakeholders, and in support of existing published or implied policy and procedure, some of our client, volunteer and donor information might appear in our communications materials including our website, quarterly newsletter, annual report, advertising and other brochures, flyers and print or online materials.

If you do not want your or your organization’s name made available, or if at anytime, you want to be removed from our database for any reason, please contact us at (403) 777-3535.