Date Completed

September, 2009

Amount Donated


The Story


In 2008 the Sarnia Rotary Charitable Foundation decided to donate funds for the building of a new facility for three related organizations: Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Rebound.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters facilitate life-changing, mentor relationships that inspire youth to reach their potential. Sarnia-Lambton Rebound offers community-based programs providing life skill education to youth.

The new facility, called the Dow Centre for Youth, was to be built in 2008 but additional funding was needed to make the centre a reality.


The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation donated $475,000.


Project Status

Construction on the Dow Centre for Youth was begun in 2008 and completed in 2009. The funds contributed by the Foundation were used to build the facility’s north wing, officially named the Judith & Norman Alix Wing. It currently houses Big Brothers and Big Sisters and also has a drop-in centre room for children to do crafts and other activities.



Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Rebound are changing the course of young lives by opening children’s minds and helping them to achieve their highest potential at the Dow Centre for Youth.




10 Lorne Crescent Sarnia, Ontario N7S 1H8