Mpower program

(For youth 15-24 years old)

For Community Referrals: If you are a community/youth agency or school and would like to learn more about the programs or have a referral, please connect with the Enrolment Coordinator, Stephanie Chretien-Gaudreau, at (613) 247-4776 ext. 324 or

Please review the steps below and complete the online inquiry form here.

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Postal Code*
Child's Gender

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Those who do not have access to the internet can contact the Enrolment Coordinator by phone, Stephanie Chretien-Gaudreau at (613) 247-4776 ext. 324

The purpose of the inquiry form or phone call is to discuss the motivations for having a Big Brother/Sister and assess suitability for the program. If the eligibility criteria is met, the parent/guardian will be invited to attend a Parent/Guardian Information Session. Please monitor spam/junk mail in addition to inbox for an invite to register for this session from our Enrolment Coordinator, Stephanie Chretien-Gaudreau (, after you have completed the inquiry. Please allow 2-3 business days for the invite to be sent.


*Please note this process is intended for our Mpower Mentoring Program (Youth 15-24 years old)

  1. Complete inquiry form above.
  2. After inquiry has been submitted you will receive an email to follow-up and to answer any questions you may have. You will also receive an electronic application to fill out and return.

Please monitor your Junk/Spam folder for this email. 

Application must be completed and returned to BBBSO via email, should you feel the inquired youth is suitable for program of interest. Once application is reviewed, our Enrollment Coordinator will contact the applicant to book an interview/screening to ensure program is suitable.  The family interview includes two sections; the assessment and the review of Child/Youth safety training. The Enrolment Coordinator will meet with the youth individually, parents and guardian are welcome to participate if the youth has given consent for their caregiver to be present.

  • Once all steps are completed, the file is reviewed and a decision is made by the agency to accept/not accept the youth into the program of interest.

Should the youth not be accepted into the BBBSO program, youth will be notified of the decisions and will be provided with other appropriate community resources that could be of support to the individual.

Please note: Youth accepted into the Mpower program are placed on our waitlist. As many factors go into finding a mentor. We cannot guarantee how long a child will wait to be matched