Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-339-2355
Fax 905-339-2354
E-Mail info.halton@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website www.bbbshalton.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/bbbshalton
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-halton-oakville
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/search?q=big%20brothers%20big%20sisters%20of%20halton&src=typd
Primary Contact Valerie Walker, Administrative Coordinator; Phone: 905-339-2355 ext 226; Email: valerie.walker@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Niamh O'Flaherty, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator; Email: niamh.oflaherty@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Site Information
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
464 Morden Rd
Oakville, ON L6K 3W4
 
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Intersection Dorval Dr and Speers Rd
Physical Access Partially Accessible - small lip on outer door entrance ; Designated parking at entrance
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A registered, charitable agency that promotes the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social well-being of girls and boys through preventive programs.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Anne-Marie Doherty, Director of Programs
Alternate Executive Sandra Baker, Executive Director
Funding Fundraising - Golf Tournaments, Online Auction, Bowl for Kids Sake, Curling Bonspiel ; Donations ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Elections AGM June
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Offers programing to girls and boys, including mentoring, tutoring, recreational, and camp programs. 
 
Big Brother/Big Sister Mentoring Program 
* matching program for children ages 5 to 17 with Big Brother or Big Sister, 19 years and older for fun activities 
* meets with child three hours a week  
* minimum of one year commitment 
 
In-School Mentoring 
* partnership with Halton school boards  
* matches elementary school girls and boys with a caring adult mentor  
* volunteers 18 years or older meet with a child for one hour each week during school hours on school property  
* share in fun activities  
 
The Club After-School Mentoring Program 
* tutoring and mentorship program offered to boys and girls in grades 3 to 8 who need academic support  
* one-to-one homework tutoring  
* adults or teens (grades 9-12) volunteer one hour per week after school in a local elementary school  
* adult volunteers needed as Homework Club site supervisors  
* should have teaching, social work, or other relevant experience working with children 
 
First Mentors 
* recreation-based program  
* adults 19 years and older volunteer two hours a week for a one-month  
* take a child on the waiting list to an organized activity  
* volunteers and children take part in arts & crafts, drama, games or sports  
* makes time waiting to be matched a little easier 
 
Group Recreation 
* agency plans special events monthly  
* children on waiting list can participate in recreational activity on a regular basis  
* monthly events may include swimming, skating, crafts, special outings  
* recreation volunteers are 19 years and older  
* commit between three and four hours monthly to a group activity 
 
Adventure Canada Club 
* youth ages 9-12  
* newcomer youth learn about Canada and integrate into their new community 
 
Go Girls! Game On! 
* youth age 12-14 are mentored in a small same-gender group at local elementary schools in order to promote active living, balanced eating and feeling good  
* volunteers are women age 18-30 and men 18+ who are young at heart
Hours 9 am-4:30 pm Mon-Fri
Areas Served Halton Hills ; Milton ; Oakville
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 14 year(s) 
 
Little Brothers, Little Sisters  
* age 5-14 
* must be a resident of Oakville, Halton Hills or Milton  
 
Big Brothers/Sisters and group volunteers 
* ages 19 and over 
* Club Tutors are high school students with minimum grade 9 and adults 
* Club Supervisors are adults 
* Couples age 20 and over, together over 1 yr 
 
First Mentors and In-School Mentors volunteers 
* ages 18 and over 
 
Matches are found for any children who are considered at risk and would benefit from the friendship of a mentor, whether from single or two parent families.  
 
The Club is open to children in grades 3-8 who are considered at risk. They are referred by their teacher to the program.
Application Contact office for information on obtaining a Big Brother/Sister for your child. 
Online application form for volunteering.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs

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