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Big Brother/Big Sister
Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, that is built on trust and common interests. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. This type of volunteering usually requires 2-4 regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of 1 year commitment.
The In-School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, within school grounds. Mentors meet with their mentee for 1 hour (school year only) and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out in the playground.
Game ON!/GO Girls!
Game ON! and Go Girls! are gender specific group mentoring programs for boys and girls aged 11-14 that focus on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem building. This program requires the volunteer to commit 2 hours a week for 7 consecutive weeks.
Currently only offered in Ottawa, the Conversation Club gives newcomer youth the opportunity to take part in a unique mentoring program. Mentors (aged 16-24) are asked to volunteer 1.5 hours a week during the school year and mentor youth aged 12-18. The mentors help build a sense of belonging among the youth and promote cross-cultural understanding and respect.