Léger/Little Brothers poll: Quebecers concerned about social isolation among seniors, but few prepared to take action

May 17, 2017 - Uncategorized

Little Brothers unveiled on May 13, 2017 the findings of a detailed poll into Quebecers’ perceptions and attitudes about the living conditions of the province’s senior citizens and the social isolation they endure. The poll was conducted by Léger between April 24 and 26, 2017, and surveyed 1,005 men and women 18 and over. To begin with,… Read more

Ms. Owens, Elder Friend and Lorraine Dean, volunteer interviewed by CBC Radio

December 23, 2016 - Uncategorized

Listen to the interview of two women sharing a nurtiring relationship through Little Brothers paring program. They are truely family to each other as they mentionned to CBC Radio. Lorraine Dean is a volunteer with the Sherbrooke chapter of Little Brother and she’s paired up with Margaret Owens, Elder Friend.  They see each other very week… Read more

Little Brothers proudly accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program

November 15, 2016 - Uncategorized

Little Brothers took advantage of National Philanthropy Day to announce that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. With this achievement, it has joined a growing community of more than 200 Canadian charities and nonprofits, whose operational excellence and governance practices have successfully undergone a thorough review.   “These organizations take accountability and operational… Read more

Voices for Hope collect funds for Little Brothers West Island

June 15, 2016 - Uncategorized

  The community choir Voices of Hope, supervised by M. Douglas Knight, has collected funds for several causes, including 835 $ for Little Brothers. The gift will contribute to alleviate senior isolation in the West Island. We are grateful to have received the support of such a prestigious a partner after only a year in… Read more

Participate in the Jean Besré Bike and Walk a Thon on June 11, 2016

March 31, 2016 - Uncategorized

Calling all walkers, runners and cyclists! Come be a part of the 12th annual Jean Besré Bike and Walk a Thon on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Our honorary event chair will be none other than Little Brothers’ provincial patron, Béatrice Picard. This year’s fundraising target is $30,000 in honour of our Sherbrooke chapter’s 30th anniversary. All donations… Read more

Vacation Gateways for Elders... For real?

February 15, 2016 - Uncategorized

Imagine what a few days in the country can mean for isolated seniors who spend most of their time inside the same four walls.     SOME MUCH-NEEDED TIME AWAY Our Elder Friends can take a trip to one of our vacation lodges for the day, overnight or for anywhere up to a full week…. Read more

Who are our Elder Friends?

February 15, 2016 - Uncategorized

“At Little Brothers, we walk alongside our Elder Friends. We don’t pull them from ahead or push them from behind – we move forward hand in hand with them, at their pace.” — Josée Giguère, Team Coordinator, Little Brothers – Terrebonne, in an interview with Point de vue, MAtv Terrebonne (around the 18-minute mark)   REACHING OUT… Read more

On March 14, 2016 come to the 18th IMAX Night Out to Alleviate Seniors Isolation

February 15, 2016 - Uncategorized

18th Annual IMAX Night Out: March 14, 2016 – Save the Date!   What is the IMAX Night Out? Every year, over 300 people from the business community gather together at the Montreal Science Centre for Little Brothers’ IMAX Night Out, under the patronage of honorary chair Marie-Claude Boisvert. Since the event was kicked off in… Read more

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