Please Note: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact any service prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on changes to their availability (e.g. hours of operation etc.)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Renfrew County

Details
Contact
Map
Description
Provides young people in need with an opportunity for personal development through friendship with responsible adult volunteers * fostering friendships via recreational activities * personal development workshops and participation in community events * Big Brother/Big Sister: Girls and boys (6 - 14 years old) are matched with a responsible adult volunteer for friendship * Meeting once a week for a minimum commitment of one year * each outing lasts two to four hours and is based on low-cost, or no-cost activities * Regular group events are organized to complement the match outings *MPower Program: Youth, aged 15-24, are matched with mentors to help encourage, empower them to identify their strengths, explore their passions, and achieve their goals as they journey towards adulthood. This two-year connection creates a supportive relationship built on mutual respect and helps you develop relationship skills and connections essential for successful transition to independent adulthood. Must be available 8 hours each month, with 4 hours being in-person contact. * Go Girls!: Aims to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and the development of positive self-image among girls 11-14 * Each program consists of 7 group mentoring sessions that are conducted within participating schools and community resource centres * Game On!: Aims to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and the development of positive self-image among boys 11-14. Each program consists of 7 group mentoring sessions that are conducted within participating schools and community resource centres * In-School Mentoring: Mentors 18+ are placed to nearby elementary and high schools to help students build confidence through engaging activities * Children who participate in the program benefit from a friend and role model who will help them increase their self-esteem * strengthen their school learning and enhance their social skills *Only 1 hour each week for school-year commitment* Meet You In School: Second year Social Service Work (SSW) students can complete their college placement with the organization, meeting with students 1:1 at nearby elementary and high schools to help students build confidence through engaging activities. SSW students will also have opportunities to assist with fundraising events and group outings in addition to meeting with students in the schools.
Eligibility
Ages: 6 year(s) - 24 year(s) Young people, ages 6-24, living in Renfrew County in need of special attention and the opportunity for personal development.

Age Requirements: Ages: 6 year(s) - 24 year(s);

Residency Requirements: Renfrew County
Application Process
Families can call 1-844-414-2227 or info@bbbso.ca to inquire of Big Brother/Big Sister application process * Families can inquire about school based mentoring opportunities with their school principal or resource staff.
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Topic(s)
Social Media
Agency Information
Copyright
Community Resource Centre (Killaloe)
Last Verified On November 7, 2019

New Search
Suggest Update
Share: