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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Wellington

Service: Mentoring Services for Children and Youth

Public Comments Mentors needed: Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers are required to give approximately 2-4 hours per month. Adult in-school mentors needed in all area schools - one hour per week during school hours. All mentor positions are flexible for hours committed (1 year commitment).
Contact Information
Alternate Name BBBS of North Wellington
Former Name Big Sisters of Mount Forest & District
Office Phone 519-323-4273
Fax 519-323-4359
Primary Contact Marianne Christie, Executive Director / Caseworker; Email:
Alternate Contact Teri Dykeman, Fundraiser / Caseworker; Email:
Primary Executive Marianne Christie, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Heather Bults, Board President; Email:
Description (Site) Office is located centrally in Mount Forest
Located In Community Mount Forest
Address & Map
110 Wellington St E, 2nd Fl
Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L0
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Intersection Main St and Wellington St
Mailing Address PO Box 1311 
Mount Forest, ON N0G 1R0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Staff is committed to meet at a fully accessible location
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Provides mentoring programs for children and youth in the community and at school by both in-person and virtual programming.
Description (Service) Serves children and youth who face adversity and who are in need of an additional consistent and supportive volunteer mentor. The match builds a developmental relationship between the mentee and the mentor that expresses care, challenges growth, provides support, shares power and expands possibilities. 
The Power of Three assists young people to realize their full potential:  
* the family and the mentee (child or youth); 
* BBBS organization who recruits, screens, matches, monitors, trains and supports; 
* and the volunteer Mentor/Big Brother/Big Sister 
The developmental relationship is built between the mentor and mentee through their weekly or bi-weekly contact together.  
Programs include: 
* Go Girls/Game On group programs on school site or virtual 
* In-School Mentoring on school site or virtual 
* Big Brothers Big Sisters One to One Community Match program in-person or virtual  
* monthly group activities while child / youth is waiting to be matched
Hours Office Tue-Thu 9 am-5 pm  
After hours appointments are arranged
Areas Served Mapleton ; Minto ; Wellington North ; including Arthur, Mount Forest, Conn, Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston, Alma, Drayton, Moorefield and everywhere in between
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 18 year(s)
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Time-Limited Events Fundraising events throughout the year
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1987
Funding United Way - United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin ; Fundraising events
Elections Annual General Meeting held in May
Print Material Annual Board Report; Quarterly Newsletter
Resources Related website: 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs