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Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides girls and boys in need with an opportunity for personal development through friendship with responsible adult volunteers. The unique needs and challenges of all program participants are met through fostering friendships via recreational activities, personal development workshops and participation in community events. 
 
* One-to-One Matching Program: Girls and boys (6-16 years old) are matched with a responsible adult volunteer for friendship. Meeting once a week for a minimum commitment of one year, each outing lasts two to four hours and is based on low-cost, or no-cost activities. Regular group events are organized to complement the match outings. 
 
* Go Girls!: Aims to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and the development of positive self-image among girls 12-14. Each program consists of 7 group mentoring sessions that are conducted within participating schools and community resource centres. 
 
* Game On!: Aims to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and the development of positive self-image among boys 12-14. Each program consists of 7 group mentoring sessions that are conducted within participating schools and community resource centres. 
 
* Meet You In School: A co-op placement opportunity for high school, university and college students that matches mature, committed and motivated students with elementary students, ages 7-11. 
 
* In-School Mentoring: Matches a volunteer with a child, ages 7-18, in the school setting. Children who participate in the program benefit from a friend and role model who will help them increase their self-esteem, strengthen their school learning and enhance their social skills.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * call ahead if planning to drop-in
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 16 year(s) 
 
Girls and boys, ages 6-16, living in Ottawa in need of special attention and the opportunity for personal development.
Application Referrals from parents/legal guardians or community agencies. For more information on enrolling a child or for volunteer opportunities, visit our website or email.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs ; Youth Enrichment Programs
Waiting List Yes
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-247-4776 ext 325
Fax 613-247-2240
E-Mail info@bbbso.ca
Website www.bbbso.ca
Social Media Facebook Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Lauren Larocque, Office Assistant
Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Dick, Volunteer Coordinator
Primary Executive Susan Ingram, Executive Director; Email: susan.ingram@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Names
Alternate Name BBBSO
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Ave, Room 12
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2
 
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Intersection Woodroffe Ave and W Hunt Club Rd
Mailing Address c/o Lauren Larocque 
1645 Woodroffe Ave, Room 12 
Ottawa, ON K2G 1W2
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Established Big Brothers: 1970, Big Sisters: 1973, Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa: 2002
Funding City / Town ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 106794431 RR0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Pamphlets * posters * annual report
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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