Big Brothers Big Sisters Program
Our One-to-One mentoring program provides young people with positive role models. Through consistent outings, a relationship is developed between the Big and the Little, built on trust and common interests, and supported by our experienced Mentoring Coordinators. The result is a life-changing experience for both the adult and the child.
The One-to-One mentoring program typically consists of two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
The In-School mentoring program takes place at the child’s school, during school hours. For one hour a week, a volunteer mentor meets with their mentee and engages in activities such as board games, crafts or physical activity.
The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year, at a time agreed upon by the volunteer and the school. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
e-Mentor as Career Coach (eMaCC)
e-Mentor as Career Coach (eMaCC) is a great way to volunteer to help young people explore career options and education paths, and share your experience in your chosen field. This program is facilitated completely online and has set curriculum activities to help you start the conversation.
The eMaCC program runs for 12 weeks and operates in conjunction with school terms/semesters, with the opportunity for students to be matched more than once.
BigBunch (Group Mentoring Program)
This program matches elementary school students with high school students, under the guidance of adult mentors. Students participate in group activities on a regular basis. Younger students gain valuable social interaction with friends and the high school students learn leadership skills and the benefits of being a volunteer.