Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara Falls

Site: Niagara Falls - Montrose Rd

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-357-5454
E-Mail jon.braithwaite@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website niagarafalls.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
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Primary Contact Jon Braithwaite, Executive Director; Phone: 905-357-5454 ext 222
Alternate Contact Veronica Loveless, Manager of Programs & Services; Phone: 905-357-5454 ext 224; Email: veronica.loveless@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Anna Mae Vaccaro, Intake Coordinator; Phone: 905-357-5454 ext 223; Email: annamae.vaccaro@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Alternate Executive Frank Ruberto, Board President
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Falls
Located In Community Niagara Falls
Address & Map
MacBain Community Centre
7150 Montrose Rd, Unit 7
Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3N3
 
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Intersection Montrose Rd and McLeod Rd
Service and Access Details
Description (Service)

TRADITIONAL BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER PROGRAM - Children are matched in one-to-one relationships with adult volunteers who serve as positive role models, offering friendship, support, guidance, and exposure to new opportunities and activities

IN-SCHOOL MENTORING - a program that takes place at the child’s school, during the school year * the In-School mentor spends one hour per week during the school day doing fun activities of mutual interest with the youth in need of a mentor

BIG BUNCH PROGRAM- provides adult role models and positive peer interaction in a group setting for children who are waiting for a suitable match * also for children with different needs than those in the one-to-one program * Big Bunch Leaders commit to taking 2-3 children on outings approximately once per month

GO GIRLS! HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS- a mentoring program designed to encourage participation in physical activity, healthy eating choices, and the development of a positive self-image, among girls aged 11 to 14 * seven sessions led by women mentors aged 18-25 * incorporates fun educational games and activities to stimulate relationship-building between the mentors and girls, and self-reflection and group discussions about healthy living and emotional, social and cultural issues

GAME ON! EAT SMART. PLAY SMART. LIVE SMART! - a group-based mentorship program for boys in grades 6-8 (ages 11-14) * seven weekly sessions designed to promote healthier lifestyles, increase self-esteem, and strengthen relationships among male participants * trained male mentors lead their group through fun physical activities, games, and discussions * topics addressed include nutrition, media influences, gender stereotyping, bullying, communication, self-esteem, body image, physical activity, and risk-taking

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Evenings By Appointment
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 18 year(s)
Application Contact Intake Coordinator, Anna Mae Vaccaro at annamae.vaccaro@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 905-357-5454 ext 223
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1964
Funding Fundraising
Elections Feb
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs
Resources Pamphlets available
Events Bowl For Kids Sake (Annually in Feb), Golf For Kids Sake (Annually in Jul). WingFest (summer-time), Bingo (monthly) - please contact 905-357-5454 ext 221 regarding event(s)

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