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 requires weekly outings of two to four hours each on average and 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 requires weekly outings of two to four hours each on average and a minimum of a one year commitment.

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Big Couples Mentoring

The Big Couples mentoring program provides a child or youth with 2 role models to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentors (2 people in a committed relationship) 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 Couples mentoring program requires weekly outings of two to four hours each on average and 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.

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P.R.I.S.M. Mentoring Program

(Pride, Respect, Identity, Safety, Mentoring)

PRISM is an innovative mentoring program designed specifically for the LGBTQ+ community in Muskoka.

The first of its kind in Muskoka, the PRISM program matches children and youth who identify as LGBTQ+ with an adult mentor who also identifies as LGBTQ+ for a one on one mentoring relationship. Through regular outings, the match will foster a friendship that is supportive, empowering and fun!

The PRISM program requires volunteers to commit to one outing per week, for a couple of hours. Mentors and mentees are asked to commit for a minimum of one year.

The purpose of a PRISM match is to:

• Provide role models for LGBTQ+ children and youth
• Foster pride and self-confidence
• Create inter-generational connections within Muskoka’s LGBTQ+   community
• Offer LGBTQ+ children and youth a safe adult mentor to  discuss identity with
• and above all, have fun!

Children and youth interested in being matched with a mentor must:

• Self identify as LGBTQ+
Be between 9 and 17 years old
• Want a mentor who identifies as LGBTQ+

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