Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

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Description & Services
Description “Big Brothers Big Sisters of York enriches the lives of children by providing positive role models through one-to-one and group mentoring programs.” Our Vision: “Every Child Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor.” 
 
Serving children between the ages of 6 to 16, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York primary focus is to empower York Region’s next generation through life-changing, high impact mentoring programs. For over 45 years, BBBSY has made a positive difference in the lives of children in our community. BBBSY;s mentoring programs provide a positive role model and adult friendship for at-risk children, most often from low income, single parent or newcomer families who are struggling to adjust in a new country. Mentoring programs are proven to reduce children's risk of skipping school, violent behaviour, drug & alcohol use, while increasing self-confidence, community engagement and family relationships! 
 
"ISM; In-School Mentoring, Recreation Mentoring, Game On, Go Girls, Conversation Circle, Community Matches; Big Brother, Big Sister one-to-one traditional programs.
Dates Year Round
Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Languages English
Fees None
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 16 year(s)
Application Volunteers must attend an Information Session, submit an Application (includes References and a Vulnerable Sector Screening, attend a Pre-Match Training Session, and participate in an assessment/interview. Application form is available on the website. bbbsy.ca  
 
Little Brothers and Sisters must complete an application and participate in an assessment/interview, along with their guardian/parent.  
 
Please call 905-726-2149 or general@bbbsy.ca for more information.
Location, Telephone & Internet
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/bbbsy/
Instagram Instagram: bbbsyork
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-york?trk=top_nav_home
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/BBBSYork
Location Aurora
Areas Served Bradford West Gwillimbury ; York Region
Address & Map
350 Industrial Pkwy S
Aurora, ON L4G 3V7
 
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Major Intersection Yonge St / Industrial Pkwy S
Office Phone 905-726-2149
Fax 905-726-1285
E-Mail general@bbbsy.ca
Website www.bbbsy.ca
Contact Information
Primary Contact Allison Haskins, Volunteer Co-ordinator; Phone: ext 310; Email: allison.haskins@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Primary Executive Sarah Dame, President and CEO; Phone: ext 304; Email: sarah.dame@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Search Category
Settlement Headings Children and Youth
Subjects Events ; Friendship services ; Immigrants ; Recreational activities ; Settlement services ; Volunteer opportunities ; Youth
Other Details
Alternate Name BBBSY
Established 1970
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; United Way

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