One to One Mentoring

Big Brothers Mentoring

The Big Brothers mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The Big Brothers mentoring program usually requires 8 to 10 hours a month of regularly scheduled outings for a minimum of a one year commitment.

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Big Sisters Mentoring

The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

The Big Sisters mentoring program usually requires8 to 10 hours a month of regularly scheduled outings for a minimum of a one year commitment.

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In-School Mentoring

The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.

The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.

In-School Mentoring is held in the following School(s): 

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Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds!

Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for girls ages 10 to 12 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. The single, most important goal of the program is to positively shape the lives of young women and girls by helping them build a positive self-image – setting them on a path to reach their full potential in life.

The Go Girls! program consists of ten mentoring sessions, held over a 10 to 12 week period, within school facilities. Each 1 hour-long session is loosely structured around four themes: physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem, and communication skills.

Go-Girls is held in the following school(s): 

Westview Public School

E’Cole Boreal School

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Full Circle Mentoring

Full Circle Mentoring is an Indigenous-based after school group program where the children learn about Indigenous Culture through storytelling, activities, crafts and group discussions.

The Full Circle Mentoring Program requires a one hour weekly commitment at within the school. Group members do not meet over the summer break or on other school holidays.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo is the only agency in all of Canada to run the Full Circle Mentoring Program. This program was created in 2009 and has grown tremendously since then. This program is very unique and we are very proud of the growth and impact it has made on our community.

Full Circle is held in the following school(s): 

Father Beauregard School

Good Sheppard School

Greely Road School

Father Turcotte School

Dr. KA. Clark School

St. Martha School

St. Kateri School

St. Anne’s School

St. Gabriel’s School

St. Paul School

Westview Public School

Sister Mary Phillip’s School

Anzac Community School

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Game On! Eat Smart, Play Smart!

Game On! is a group mentoring program for providing boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through non-traditional physical activities, complemented with healthy eating support, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions designed to engage participants in the pursuit of life-long healthy lifestyles.

Game On! includes seven 75-minute core sessions, held within a school facility or community center.

Corporate Mentoring

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The Corporate Mentoring Program provides indigenous youth living in rural reservations the opportunity to be mentored by corporate employees, opening their world view to many new possibilities.

This group mentoring program is a relationship between ConocoPhillips employees and students at Father Perin School in Janvier. Once a week students travel from their community in Janvier to Surmont where they are given the opportunity to be mentored by corporate employees.

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