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Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel  
Phone Numbers: 905-457-7288
Fax: 905-454-0769
Email: info.peel@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website: www.bbbspeel.com
Address:
71 West Dr, Unit 23
Brampton, ON
L6T 5E2
Intersection: West Dr and Clark Blvd
Location: Brampton
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Different for each program
Executives: Shari Lynn Ladanchuk - President and Chief Executive Officer
905-457-7288 ext 230 * sharilynn.ladanchuk@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Contacts: Lori Plati - Public Relations Manager
905-457-7288 ext 227 * lori.plati@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Service Description: Mentoring programs to promote the healthy development of children and youth (6-17yrs) in Peel Region

Programs:
  • 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 and Little Buddy Program
  • Group Mentoring - Five volunteers mentor ten children one weeknight from Sept-June in local schools throughout the Peel 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
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

Fees: None
Application: Parent/Guardian referrals or school referrals
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Ages 6 years to 17 years
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Peel Region  
See Also: Volunteer Referral Networks
Youth Centres

This information was last completely updated on June 23, 2017

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Updated June 23, 2017
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