Programs in the Community

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring

ABOUT:

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program matches a child 6 – 17 years of age (Little Sister/Little Brother) with a caring adult (Big Sister/Big Brother) over the age of 18.  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. 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 & Little Buddy Program.

TIME:

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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BCAC Mentoring Program

ABOUT:

In partnership with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of the United Way of Peel Region, this mentoring program matches Black youth with a Black adult mentor to promote positive self-identity. Matches are encouraged to regularly plan fun and low in cost outings for 1 year including participation in various cultural activities to help youth feel rooted in their community.

TIME:

The BCAC Mentoring Program requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Group Mentoring

ABOUT:

Five volunteers mentor ten children one weeknight from September to June in local schools throughout the Region. Groups participate in fun and skill-based activities. Outing costs are covered by the agency. Activities include floor hockey and sports, community tours, swimming and more. Access to a vehicle is required.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year. The program runs from September to June.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Big Bunch

ABOUT:

A group program designed for children on the waiting list. Activities are planned by the agency.  Activities include gym nights, craft nights, laser tag, cooking classes and more. Access to a vehicle is necessary.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of once a month for one year.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Programs in Schools

In-School Mentoring

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ABOUT:

Offered in partnership with the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, The In-School mentoring program matches elementary girls and boys with a caring adult mentor. Matches meet during school hours and on school property to share in fun activities.

Between Generations: A unique school-based mentoring opportunity in the above program for volunteers 55+

TIME:

The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour during school hours for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

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ABOUT:

A school-based mentoring program for girls in grades 7 – 8. The program curriculum promotes active living, healthy eating and positive self-esteem. Female mentors between the ages of 18 – 25 years are trained to lead the fun and interactive sessions over 7 weeks.

TIME:

The Go Girls! Program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each session is 1.5 -2 hours long.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be female and be 18 – 25 years of age, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

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ABOUT:

A school based mentoring program for boys ages 11 – 14. This program provides young men with the information and support to make informed choices about healthy living through physical activities, healthy eating and facilitated discussion. Male mentors are trained to lead the interactive sessions over 7 weeks.

TIME:

The Game On! Program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each session is 1.5 hours long.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be male and be 18 – 30 years of age, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Teen Mentoring

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ABOUT:

This program in collaboration with Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board matches caring high school student mentors (ages 16+) with elementary school students from a nearby school. The mentors and students meet in a supervised group setting for one hour each week during school hours at a participating elementary school throughout the school year.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year. The program runs from September to June.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be in Grades 10 – 12 at a participating secondary school and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Jump Math

ABOUT:

This program offered at Ellengale PS and St. Francis Xavier Elementary School focuses on structuring the mentoring time into three areas: mental math, practicing key skills using curriculum worksheets provided by Jump Math and playing numeracy games together.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year once a week. This program runs from September to June.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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After-School Program

ABOUT:

Provides students at Clark Boulevard Public School (Brampton) from grades 2–5 an after-school program focusing on physical activity and education on healthy eating and personal safety. The program is currently running three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 3:00-6:00 pm.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year. The program runs from September to June.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for children and youth.

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Programs for Newcomer Children & Youth

Conversation Club

ABOUT:

Provides newcomer youth (12 – 18) with opportunities for social integration with youth mentors (18 – 24). Youth and their mentors meet weekly in a group setting to participate in workshops, field trips, group games and activities. The program focuses on English language conversation and presentation skills, learning about Canada, sharing common experiences and increasing peer connections across cultures. Offered in partnership with the Centre for Education and Training, Malton Neighbourhood Services, the Meadowvale Library, Brampton Multicultural Community Centre and local schools.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year. The program runs from September to June.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be between 18 and 24 years old, be living in Canada for at least 3 years, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion in working with youth from diverse cultures.

 

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Newcomer Art Program

ABOUT:

A mentoring program for newcomer children, including Syrian newcomers, in grades 2-5 at elementary schools in Mississauga. The program provides opportunities for self-expression, English language skill development and supportive interactions with mentors. Children and mentors meet weekly in the school within a supportive group setting to share creative art, drama and music activities.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year. The program runs from September to June.

REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, be living in Canada for at least 3 years, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion in working with children from diverse cultures.

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Be The Change

ABOUT:

In partnership with the Brampton Multicultural Community Centre this program is for newcomer youth aged 15 – 24 and mentors between the ages of 18-30. Mentors meet weekly, during lunch, or after school, at a Brampton Secondary School with a small group of newcomer youth to guide them in project of their choice.

TIME:

This program requires a minimum time commitment of one year. The program runs from September to June. Meeting times with youth are flexible: during lunch or after school. Mentors are asked to commit to at least one session listed for 3 consecutive months:

  • Winter: January -March
  • Spring: April -June
  • Summer: July-August
  • Fall: October-December
REQUIREMENTS:

All mentors must be at least 18 years old, be living in Canada for at least 3 years, require a clean police record check and should have an interest or passion for working with youth from diverse cultures.

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