One to One Mentoring
Big Sisters Mentoring
The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Sisters mentoring program commitment is 2-5 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 year.
Braided Journeys Aboriginal Mentoring
Braided Journeys mentoring focuses on matching aboriginal mentors with aboriginal mentees. Participants in this program receive the same support and program structure, but are additionally encouraged to celebrate and learn about their culture together.
The Braided Journeys mentoring program commitment is 2-5 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 year.
Couples for Kids is a flexible program that gives you and your partner an opportunity to volunteer and be matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister – a great way for both of you to give the gift of friendship to a child. The Couples program provides flexibility by allowing 1 member of the couple to spend time with the child if the other person is unavailable.
The Couples for Kids mentoring program commitment is 2-5 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 year.
General Big Sister
Would you like to be a Big Sister, but don’t have the time to commit weekly? Join as a General Big Sister and come out to our monthly group events! We have a number of kids on the wait list who need buddies at these activities.
General Big Sisters are screened the same way as a 1-1 Big Sister, and have the flexibility of attending at least 1 – or both – monthly group events. It is also very easy to transition to a 1-1 match in the future.
Shared Journey is a group mentoring program that incorporates fun, educational games and activities designed to stimulate self-reflection and group discussion on Reconciliation and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
The structure of the program is mentor-led, 10-week program, with each session lasting 1.5 hours.