One to One Mentoring

In Community 1:1 Mentoring

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program provides youth (ages 6-16) to be matched  with a role model (18+) 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 In-Community 1:1 mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

This program requires a minimum commitment of one year.

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Couples Match

Couples who wish to volunteer together can be matched to a mentee through our Couples Match program (an extension of the above Community Based 1:1 Mentoring Program). Couples must be over 18 years old and been in their relationship for at least two years.

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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 Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

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Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.

The Go Girls! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

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Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.

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BIG BUNCH! 

The Big Bunch program is a monthly event, for all mentors and mentees to come together and have some fun. These group activities were mainly started to ensure mentees on the waiting list felt supported and had some fun while waiting to be matched with a caring mentor.