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Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa - Pembroke - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Renfrew County  
Phone Numbers: 613-247-4776
Toll-Free: 1-844-414-2227
Fax: 613-247-2240
Email: Erin.Tennian@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website: www.bbbso.ca
Address:
1645 Woodroffe Ave, Room 12
Ottawa, ON
K2G 1W2
Street Address:
Phoenix Centre
130 Pembroke St W, First Floor, Unit 101
Pembroke
 
Intersection: Moffat St and Pembroke St W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm * Hours vary
Executives: Susan Ingram - Executive Director
Ottawa Chapter
613-247-4776 ext 316 * Susan.Ingram@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Public Contacts: Erin Howat - Mentoring Coordinator
Ottawa Chapter
Susan Ingram - Executive Director
613-247-4776 ext 316 * susan.ingram@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Service Description: 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

Fees: None
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.
Eligibility / Target Population: 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.
Languages: English
Area Served:
Renfrew County  
See Also: Mentoring Programs for Children and Youth

This information was last completely updated on October 12, 2018

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Updated October 12, 2018
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