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Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa  
Phone Numbers: 613-247-4776 ext 325
Fax: 613-247-2240
Email: info@bbbso.ca
Website: www.bbbso.ca
Address:
c/o Lauren Larocque
1645 Woodroffe Ave, Room 12
Ottawa, ON
K2G 1W2
Street
Address
:
Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Ave, Room 12
Ottawa
 
Intersection: Woodroffe Ave and W Hunt Club Rd
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * call ahead if planning to drop-in
Executives: Susan Ingram - Executive Director
susan.ingram@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Contacts: Lauren Larocque - Office Assistant
Service Description: Provides girls and boys in need with an opportunity for personal development through friendship with responsible adult volunteers. The unique needs and challenges of all program participants are met through fostering friendships via recreational activities, personal development workshops and participation in community events.
  • One-to-One Matching Program: 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.
  • Go Girls!: Aims to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and the development of positive self-image among girls 12-14. 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 12-14. Each program consists of 7 group mentoring sessions that are conducted within participating schools and community resource centres.
  • Meet You In School: A co-op placement opportunity for high school, university and college students that matches mature, committed and motivated students with elementary students, ages 7-11.
  • In-School Mentoring: Matches a volunteer with a child, ages 7-18, in the school setting. 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.

Fees: None
Application: Referrals from parents/legal guardians or community agencies. For more information on enrolling a child or for volunteer opportunities, visit our website or email.
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Girls and boys, ages 6-16, living in Ottawa in need of special attention and the opportunity for personal development.
Age: 6.00 - 16.00 years
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Mentoring Programs for Children and Youth

This information was last completely updated on April 18, 2017

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