Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel

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Record #: CDR0060 Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 Last Full Update: 22 Mar 2013
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Description & Services
DescriptionBig Brothers Big Sisters of Peel provides mentoring programs to help promote the healthy development of children and youth (6-17yrs) in Peel Region. 
Programs offered for children include:  
* One-to-One Mentoring - matches a child 6 - 17 years of age (Little Brother/Little Sister) with a caring adult (Big Brother/Big Sister) over the age of 18. Matches are encouraged to plan fun and low cost activities 2 - 4 times per month for 1 year. Monthly agency sponsored recreational activities are provided. Unique opportunities to mentor a child together as a couple or as a female volunteer matched with a young boy are also available in our Couples for Kids Program and Big & Little Buddy Program. 
 
* Group Mentoring - Five volunteers mentor ten children one weeknight from Sept-June in local schools throughout the Region. Outing costs are covered by the agency. Activities include floor hockey and sports, community tours, swimming and more. 
 
* Big Bunch - A program designed for children on the waiting list. Activities are planned by the agency and volunteers sign up to bring children to at least one outing per month. 
 
* In-School Mentoring offered in partnership with the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board this program matches elementary girls and boys with a caring adult mentor. Matches meet for one hour during school hours and on school property to share in fun activities. 
 
* Teen Mentoring - This school based program matches elementary students with caring youth mentors ages 15 and up from a nearby participating secondary school. Matches meet at the same time each week in a supervised group setting. 
 
* Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds - A school based mentoring program for girls in Grades 7 and 8. The program curriculum promotes active living, healthy eating and positive self esteem. Female mentors ages 18 - 25 years are trained to lead the fun and interactive sessions over 7 weeks. 
 
*Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart, Live Smart - A seven week school based mentoring program for boys ages 11 - 14. Explore pressing issues facing boys and young men through physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem and communication skills. Male mentors are fully trained to lead sessions in participating schools. 
 
* Conversation Club provides new Canadian youth (12 - 18) with opportunities to integrate into Canadian society, to practice English conversation skills and receive homework help from youth mentors (16 - 24). Offered in partnership with the Centre for Education and Training and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. 
 
VOLUNTEER MENTOR ROLE Volunteers for most programs must commit to a minimum of one year or one school based year with the exception of Go Girls!, Game On! and Conversation Club.
HoursFlexible depending on program
Areas ServedPeel Region
EligibilityAges: 6 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
 
Volunteers must be 18yrs & over for most programs except for Teen Mentoring and Conversation Club.
ApplicationParent/Guardian referrals or school referrals
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish
Contact Information
Address71 West Dr, Unit 23
Brampton, ON L6T 5E2
 
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IntersectionS/E corner of West Drive/Clark Blvd
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Office Phone905-457-7288
Fax905-454-0769
E-Mailinfo.peel@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Websitewww.bbbspeel.com
Primary ContactLori Plati, Public Relations Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel; Phone: 905-457-7288 ext 227; Fax: 905-454-0769; Email: lori.plati@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Primary ExecutiveShari Lynn Ladanchuk, President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel; Phone: 905-457-7288 ext 230; Fax: 905-454-0769; Email: sharilynn.ladanchuk@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Other Details
Print MaterialAvailable upon request
Established1967
FundingFederal - Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; Fundraising - Bingo; Nevada ; United Way ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium ; Citizenship and Immigration Canada; Event Fundraising; United Way of Peel Region; Ontario Trillium Foundation; Region of Peel; Donations.
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsChildren ; Friendship services ; Nutrition ; Personal growth programs ; Recreation ; Self esteem ; Volunteer opportunities ; Youth ; Youth groups