Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie and Area

Community Mentoring Program


Description
Offers a mentorship program for children and youth.

Service provides:

  • children and youth with a role model to talk to and share the experience of growing up with

Includes:

  • the development of a relationship between mentor and mentee through regular outings
  • a relationship built on trust and common interests
  • support from an experienced caseworker
  • a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee

Programs include:

  • Pride, Respect, Identity, Safety, Mentoring (PRISM) Program - to support gender and sexually diverse (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S+)) children and youth who are facing social isolation, marginalization, and other barriers
  • Big Brothers Mentoring
  • Big Sisters Mentoring
  • In-School Mentoring
Key Provider: caseworkers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • mentees - children 6 to 17 years
  • mentors - those who can provide a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check as well as an Intervention Record Check and are willing to complete the necessary training and spend 4 to 8 hours per month with their mentee
Application Process
Service Access: Application RequiredReferral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Once accepted into the program, children will be placed on a waiting list. Matches to a mentor are based on personality, interest, and compatibility.

Telephone
780-532-0620
Web Site
https://grandeprairie.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: No - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit, Registered Charity / Foundation
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
September 20, 2021
Address
10001 100 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0V2
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM