Your school has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region to participate in our In-School Mentor Program for the 2020/2021 school year!

As we understand that schools will be operating a little differently this fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working with the School Boards to move matches to a virtual platform until schools resume as normal or until the end of the school year. This virtual means of communication can include any secure platform such as Teams, Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime, text messaging, emails, phone calls, etc. These points of contact will be scheduled for approximately 1 hour, once per week, and may take place during school time (where applicable), or after school hours from the child’s home.

All Mentors in the program are screened and trained by Big Brothers Big Sisters staff. Please note that our Mentors are not equipped to deal with students who have high needs or serious behavioural problems.

To register a student please complete the form below. To complete the registration process please send home the child application package to be completed, singed and returned by the Parent/Guardian. The completed child application package is to be returned to your school liaison.

  • As a reminder these forms are only needed for students who have not previously been referred to the In-School Mentoring Program during the last school year.
  • Please note that a match is not guaranteed as we are a volunteer based organization.
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  • All children who participate in BBBSWR programs must have Pre-Match Training. This training has three primary purposes, to: prepare match participants for their role in a healthy, successful mentoring relationship; illuminate safety issues and strategies; and, emphasize that resources and ongoing support will be available to all match participants.
    Information given will be held in strict confidence and will be used to effectively assess the student's need for the In-School Mentoring program. Please feel free to contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 519-745-0180 ext. 207 if you have any further comments or questions.