Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is a not for profit volunteer organization which helps children develop to their unique potential through consistent, dependable and non-conditional adult friendship.
We believe all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. In providing these opportunities, the children will enhance their personal development as well as become engaged citizens in their community.
We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of our community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment; to safer schools and neighbourhoods; to a renewed optimism for growth. We believe that it has the potential to lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.
We believe that opening a child’s eyes to “what is” opens his/her mind to “what could be.”
We are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, and we believe in the value of mentoring.
Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. The Association was founded in 1920 and has a history dedicated to fostering lifelong friendships while ‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.’
At a glance
Who We Are
- Non-government; non-profit
- 220 Volunteers
- 145 Employees
- $8.5 million operating budget
- A community partner creating stability and belonging for people we support; peace of mind for their families; and connections within communities.
What We Do
- Support adults and transitional aged youth with intellectual disabilities.
- Provide seniors services and programs through home support, assisted living and respite care.
- Provide affordable housing to seniors and families.
- Undertake community development initiatives that bring people together to build better communities.
What’s Important (Key Outcomes)
- Older people and people with disabilities live safe, independent lives at home and in their community
- Individuals with an intellectual disability live in a state of dignity, share in all elements of living in the community, and have the opportunity to participate effectively
- People have affordable, well-maintained, adequate housing
- Barriers to inclusion and participation are reduced
- Voluntary organizations have a positive impact on community vitality
The Royal Canadian Legion Is a Non Profit Organization that has many services and activities available in Sensational Smiths Falls. Our main agenda is to provide numerous services and support to Veterans, Youth, Community Organizations and Seniors with in our town. We hava variety of activities and fundraisers to ensure our programs continue each year.
We have two Veterans Officers who welcome all Veterans whether they are Legion members or not. They ensure Veterans, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, spouses and dependants receive the full benefit of programs and services delivered through Veterans Affairs Canada. They will assist in filling out forms that are required for VAC and work closely with the Legion’s Provincial Veterans Services Officer. They are available at 613-284-1805 to ensure “ALL” Veterans are well taken care of.
Bursaries are available to qualified high school graduates who are continuing their education. A Poems, Posters, and Essay Contest is for grade school students focusing on Rememberance Day. Public Speaking Contest is for students from grade school to high school. The Legion is a proud sponsor of the 585 Air Cadet Squadron.
Membership in the Legion is open to all individuals. “Join the Legion Today” become part of an organization that will provide you with pride in knowing you can make a differenc.
The Legion Ladies Auxiliary plays a very important role through fund raising activities that support the Legion Branch, Veterans, Youth and Community Organizations. If interested in becoming a member contact the Legion Office at 613-283-2690
We have sports activities for our members including tournaments in cards, golf, bowling, and darts. The lounge also has a pool table.
Club 60 provides programs for seniors and welcomes all new members.
7:00 PM, Lancaster Room: Duplicate Bridge sponsored by Smiths Falls
Duplicate Bridge Club. For more information contact Don Grant at
613-283-7164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 PM, Canadian Room: Bid Euchre Wayne Foster (open to public)
1st Tuesday of Each Month Legion General Meeting Lancaster Room 7PM
Last Tuesday of Each Month Legion Executive 6PM
Bridge Lessons Canadian Room Beginner Lessons Start Oct 11
Darts Legion Lounge /Dug-Out 7PM (open to public)
3rd Tuesday of each month Horticultural Society General Meetings
Lancaster Room 6:30 PM
1st Wednesday of each Month Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting
7pm Lancaster Room
1st Wednesday of each Month Horticultural Society Executive Meetings
7pm Centennial Room
Third Wednesday of each month Hospital Auxiliary Meeting
7pm Lancaster Room
Every Wednesday Morning 60 Club Choir practice in Provincial Room
10AM New members welcome
Bingo Lancaster Hall 7pm every week with Canteen available.
Open to Public
Every second Friday when Hall is available, Friday TGIF dinner & dance.
These are fun theme dances put on by our Ways & Means committee.
Open to Public.
Sports Evening in held in the Lounge. Some of the sports they play are darts, pool, and cards.
MEAT DRAWS HELD EVERY SECOND FRIDAY TICKETS ARE 2 DOLLARS AND AVAILABLE IN THE LOUNGE/AND AT BINGO. CONSISTING OF 3 DRAWS (BEEF/CHICKEN/PORK)
Every 3rd Sunday (and if there are 5 Sundays then the last one as well)
Jamboree’s are in the Main Lancaster Hall. This is a “Jam Session” with
volunteer musicians and a full course dinner served at 5:30 pm.
They run from 12 Noon until about 6:30 Open to Public
Fun afternoon for Seniors $13.00 admission (includes dinner)
Seniors Activity Building
Exercise , Shuffle Board
Senior Games (Winter and Summer)
145 Members open 7 day a week for activies
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.
The Rideau Roundtable is an incorporated, not-for-profit, association of individuals, community groups, business group, and other partners and government organizations. Its focus of activity is the sustainable use of the Rideau and Cataraqui waterways and watersheds.