One to One Mentoring

Big Brothers Mentoring

The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

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Big Sisters mentoring

The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

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Couples mentoring

Volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister. This is a great way for both of you to give the gift of friendship to a child.  The Couples mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The Couples mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

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In-School Mentoring

The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.

The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

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Group

Go Squad!

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Go Squad! is a ten week in-school group mentoring program for students in Grades 5-9 that provides information and support to youth so that they can make informed choices about active living, balanced eating and overall well-being. Each 60 minute session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills. Delivered in a small group setting (ideally 10 students), with a maximum adult to youth ratio of 1:5, BBBS staff work with trained program volunteers to encourage and facilitate the development of social and leadership skills in a safe, supportive environment. Topics covered include communication, boundaries, empathy, managing stress, resiliency, building positive self-image and more!

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Safe Spaces – Lunchtime Club

Safe Spaces is a lunch-time club for students in Grades 3-6 that runs from January through May. Delivered in a small group setting (ideally 10 students) during the school lunch break with a maximum adult to youth ratio of 1:5, BBBS staff work with trained program volunteers to develop mentoring relationships with students in order to facilitate the development of social skills and social problem-solving strategies while also promoting self-esteem in a safe, supportive environment. The aim of this program is to encourage a sense of belonging and community, while growing skills that include active listening, effective communication, self-advocacy and more.

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