One to One Mentoring

Community- Based, Big Brothers Mentoring Program

The Community-based, Big Brothers mentoring program provides male youth with a role-model, and friend, 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 caseworkers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The program strives to do the following:

  • provide a role model and a friend for boys and young men.
  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers.
  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions.
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking.
  • and above all, make a difference while having fun.

The Big Brothers Mentoring program usually requires at least two regularly scheduled outings a month, for a few hours, and a minimum 1 year commitment.

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Community-based, Big Sisters Mentoring Program

The community-based, Big Sisters mentoring program provides female youth with a role model, and friend, 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 program strives to do the following:

  • provide a role model and a friend for girls and young women.
  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers.
  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions.
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking.
  • and above all, make a difference while having fun.

The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires at least two regularly scheduled outings a month, for a few hours, and a minimum of a one year commitment.

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Site-Based, In-School Mentoring Program

The Site-based, 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 program strives to do the following:

  • provide a role model and a friend for girls and boys.
  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers.
  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions.
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking.
  • and above all, make a difference while having fun.

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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Site-Based, In School Teen Mentoring Program

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Teen Mentoring is for caring and responsible teen volunteers in grades 11 & 12 who wishes to provide encouragement and friendship to a child. Besides playing with play-doh, painting and having fun, you will be a role model to one student. Through friendship, guidance and sharing, you will help build a child’s self-esteem.

Children who spend time with a Mentor gain confidence, acquire new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others.

Mentors experience a sense of discovery and enjoyment as they see the world of possibility open up through a child’s eye. Gain experience for working with children, build and enhance leadership, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Volunteering is also a great way to build your resume.

One child, one hour a week. It’s a small commitment that makes a big difference. Become a mentor to a child in a school environment. You will help build a child’s self-esteem and school performance while having a lot of fun. And it only takes one a week during the school year.

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Other Mentoring Programs

Community-Based, Big Couples Mentoring Program

Volunteer with your partner or spouse and be matched to a Little Brother. This is a great way for both of you to give the gift of friendship to a child. This program allows you and your spouse to share the time with a child. Take the child out alone or together.

The program strives to do the following:

  • provide 2 adult role models and friends to boys and young men
  • promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
  • instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
  • encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
  • and above all, make a difference while having fun

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Site-Based, “Big Bunch” Group Mentoring Program

The Site-based, “Big Bunch” group mentoring program is a monthly group mentoring Program aimed at providing children on our waiting list with access to consistent mentorship.

Volunteer to attend once-per-month recreational activities, organized and funded by the agency, with a group of 2 to 5 mentees.

The program strives to provide opportunities for our mentees to do the following:

  • develop strong emotional and social skills
  •  create new friendships
  • increase self-confidence
  • build  positive self-image through affirmative interactions with both peers and a mentor
  • and above all,  have fun!

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To find out more about the volunteer and program opportunities in your community contact us.