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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-787-0106
E-Mail centrewellington@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website centrewellington.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Kristen Drexler, Executive Director; Email: kristen.drexler@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Alternate Contact Leah Valedis, School Based Caseworker; Email: schoolbasedcaseworker.cw@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Description (Site) In Fergus Marketplace building
Located In Community Fergus
Address & Map
195 St David St S, 2nd Fl
Fergus, ON N1M 2L3
 
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Physical Access Not Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Wide range of mentoring opportunities for adult volunteers to meet the needs of children and their families. Mentors spend time with children in a support capacity, as well as general activities and outings.
Description (Service) Programs include:
Big Brother: Male mentor spends quality time with Little Brother weekly/bi-weekly to develop a trusting friendship * mentors are screened, relationships are monitored by Service Delivery staff

Big Sister: Female mentor spends quality time with Little Sister weekly/bi-weekly to develop a trusting friendship * mentors are screened, relationships are monitored by Service Delivery staff

In School Mentoring: Teen or Adult mentors meet weekly for one hour with mentee in their school during school hours * mentors engage in activities such as sports, cooking, crafts or just chatting Go Girls: School-based group designed to promote active living, balanced eating and healthy self-image for Grade 7/8 girls * each one-hour session (seven in total) takes place on school property during school hours and is facilitated by two female mentors, ages 18-30

Game On: School-based group for Grade 7/8 boys that includes activities and discussions on topics such as appetite and healthy habits, communication, stress, and gender bias * seven sessions (one hour each) take place on school property during school hours * two male mentors, ages 18-30, act as facilitators

Bigs in Blue: Program in partnership with Wellington County OPP * on-duty officers meet weekly for one hour with mentee in their school during school hours * mentors engage in activities such as sports, cooking, crafts or just chatting * schools accommodate for last minute changes in scheduling (due to the nature of policing)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Centre Wellington
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
 
Mentors: volunteer opportunities for men and women 18 years and older who are willing to spend one-on-one time with a mentee on a consistent basis  
Mentees: boys and girls (ages 5-16 years) from Centre Wellington community
Application Call for information * mentor application form available on website
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Subjects
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs