Mentoring Makes a Difference

Funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, MPower matches youth (aged 15-24) with mentors to encourage and empower them to identify their strengths, explore their passions and achieve their goals as they journey towards adulthood. This program will also serve to connect youth transitioning out of child intervention services with a supportive and dedicated adult mentor. This connection creates a supportive relationship built on mutual respect and helps youth develop relationship skills and connections essential for successful transitions to independent adulthood.

As a Mentor, you’ll be part of a program that strives to:

  • Provide a role model and a friend for young men and women;
  • Encourage and empower them to identify their strengths, explore their passions and achieve their goals;
  • Instill trust and self-confidence to make smart and healthy decisions;
  • Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking; and
  • Above all, make a difference while having fun!

BBBSO Mentoring

Looking to Volunteer?

We are currently looking for volunteers who are stable, reliable, and ready to commit to a two-year match in the following areas:

  • Brittania/Bayshore
  • South of Walkley
  • Riverside South

  • Alta Vista
  • Kanata/Stittsville
  • Nepean/Barrhaven

  • Downtown
  • Orleans (bilingual)

Start Something™

To learn more about becoming a mentor, volunteering, or donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa, please contact us today.

Contact Us

On the Fence?

If you’re still not sure if mentoring is right for you, take our Online Orientation to learn more about our programs.

Online Orientation

Made possible with support from:

Intario Trillium Foundation