one on one programs
BIG BROTHERS MENTORING
The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of a few hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
BIG SISTERS MENTORING
The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of a one year commitment.
This program seeks to integrate retirees into our Mentoring Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters group workshops. Independent Living elders are invited to participate in the various programs while mentoring our young people and sharing their knowledge. We also offer workshops in retirement homes where users receive visits from groups of children through ad hoc craft activities (knitting, singing, jewelry making, cake decorations, etc.).
COUPLE MENTORING PROGRAM
The Couples Mentoring Program involves matching a volunteer mentor (Big Brothers and / or Big Sisters) and a youth who share common interests. The program accepts young people aged 6 to 17, mainly from single-parent families. Volunteer mentors are thus involved in the life of the young person for at least one year and will then serve as a positive role model in the latter’s life, helping him to reach his full potential.
This is a program designed to support Youths that are entering the adult world. By creating this new type of pairings, a responsible adult will have the opportunity to be present to meet the various needs that his young mentor may present.
GO GIRLS! HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS!
Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 12-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.
The Go Girls! program consists of seven mentoring sessions, held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities. Each 1.5-2 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.
GAME ON! EAT SMART, PLAY SMART!
Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.
Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions. There are also four extension modules that capture potential issues and topics specific to various locales and the interests of the mentors and participants.
This program includes four components and aims to assist childrens who desire to launch themselves in business by offering them the necessary mentor resources. On the other hand, the program calls for the creativity of young people through workshops creations from recycled materials.