Best Buddies - Vrais Copains Canada
Service: Ottawa Chapters
|Record #: OCR0406||Last Full Update: 27 Mar 2019|
|Legal Name||Best Buddies of Canada|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Toronto|
|Address & Map|
|Mailing Address||1243 Islington Ave, Suite 907
Toronto, ON M8X 1Y9
|Physical Access||Not Applicable|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||National charitable organization facilitating meaningful friendships between people with intellectual disabilities or Autism and students.
Students and people with intellectual disabilities are matched in one-to-one friendships based on their interests and spend time enjoying experiences most people take for granted, like going for coffee, watching a movie or simply enjoying the company of a friend.
There are more than 425 Best Buddies chapters at elementary and middle schools, high schools, universities, and colleges across the country. * Volunteer-led, students both with and without intellectual disabilities are involved in running the program and develop their leadership skills.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|Dates||Year-round, based on the academic calendar.|
|Areas Served||Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties|
|Eligibility||Ages: 7 year(s) - 65 year(s)
* Elementary, middle, and high schools: Students with and without special needs participate together from within their school
* University and college level: Students are matched with adults with intellectual disabilities or Autism through a partnering community organization * must be able to form a socially appropriate and mutually enriching friendship
|Application||Registration is available online. To participate, students get involved in their school group of Best Buddies
Adults with intellectual disabilities or Autism join the program through the partner community agencies (for the University/College program).
|Languages||English ; French|
|Service Categories||Buddy Programs ~ Developmental Disabilities|
|Waiting List||At times, depending on the chapter.|
|Office Phone||Toll free 1-888-779-0061|
|Primary Contact||IIsabelle Bhola, National Program Manager; Email: Isabelle@bestbuddies.ca|
|Alternate Contact||Vicki MacCrimmon, Executive Director; Phone: 416-531-0003; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 895300861 RR0001|
|Elections||The Board of Directors is elected.|
|Print Material||Available upon request|
|Resources||Website, social media|