In 2011, we officially became known as BGCBigs and formally joined these two organizations and their services under one brand (legal status granted on July 1, 2011, by the Canada Revenue Agency and the Government of Alberta). At the time, an organizational restructure of this magnitude was largely uncharted territory, both for the local organizations themselves and the national affiliates (Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada) and the broader non-profit sector.

As BGCBigs assumed its new legal identity, its board, staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders continued the work of maintaining service to children and families. With this evolution and the value we saw in collaborative partnerships, we were able to build a new organization that would more effectively and efficiently serve more at-risk children, youth and their families in the future.