Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa

Site: Pembroke

Service: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Renfrew County

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-247-4776
Toll Free Phone 1-844-414-2227
Fax 613-247-2240
E-Mail Erin.Tennian@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website www.bbbso.ca
Primary Contact Erin Howat, Mentoring Coordinator, Ottawa Chapter; Fax: 613-247-2240
Alternate Contact Susan Ingram, Executive Director; Phone: 613-247-4776 ext 316; Email: susan.ingram@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Primary Executive Susan Ingram, Executive Director, Ottawa Chapter; Phone: 613-247-4776 ext 316; Email: Susan.Ingram@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Address & Map
Phoenix Centre
130 Pembroke St W, First Floor, Unit 101
Pembroke, ON K8A 5M8
 
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Mailing Address 1645 Woodroffe Ave, Room 12 
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides girls and boys 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 - 16 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm * Hours vary
Areas Served Renfrew County
Boundaries Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
 
Ages: 6 year(s) - 24 year(s)  
 
Girls and boys, ages 6-24, living in Renfrew County in need of special attention and the opportunity for personal development.
Application 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.
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established Big Brothers Est. 1970, Big Sisters Est. 1973 - Big Brothers Big Sisters collaborated in 2002
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Date Updated 12 Oct 2018
Subjects
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ; Youth Enrichment Programs

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