Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-728-0515
Fax 705-728-2965
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Located In Community Barrie
Address 168 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON L4M 4T2
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Intersection Bayfield St and Wellington St W
Contact Information
Primary Contact Marianne Arbour, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Glenda Barendregt, Senior Mentoring Coordinator
Primary Executive Lindsay Langlois, Board President
Mailing Address PO Box 261 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T2
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides positive adult role models to boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, through volunteer mentoring relationships that are based on Fun and Friendship * offers a variety of programs that involve different levels of commitment/time requirements given by the volunteer * a registered charitable organization  
Programs include:  
* One To One Big Brother/Big Sister program, an adult volunteer, 20 years of age and up, is matched to a child for weekly contact * program requires a minimum one year commitment * also open to couples wishing to volunteer together  
* Big Bunch, 2-3 adult volunteers are matched to 4-6 children on the waiting list for group outings  
* In-School Mentoring, an adult mentor is matched with a child in a partnering school  
* Go Girls, female volunteers 18-25 yrs facilitate a 7 week program at a local school with Grade 6 - 8 girls 
* Game On, male volunteers 18-25 yrs facilitate a 7 week program at a local school with Grade 6- 8 boys 
Various fundraising events are held throughout the year that encourage community involvement * these include Bowl for Kids, Golf for Kids, Showcase of Homes, Curl for Kids 
Bowl for Kids: March 
Golf for Kids: June 
Showcase of Homes: September 
Big Bash: October 
Curl for Kids: November
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, evening hours arranged if required
Areas Served Angus ; Barrie ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Oro-Medonte ; Springwater
Boundaries Includes 10-15 mile radius around Barrie
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Children, Youth 6-18yrs in need of a consistent adult role model * need is assessed by a casework team prior to approval * eligibility for other programs based on the specific requirements of that particular program
Application Referral-parent or guardian, call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Established 1970
Elections May
Physical Access Not Accessible
Print Material Brochures available