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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District

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Record #: BAR0038
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 06 Nov 2023


Office Phone 705-728-0515
Fax 705-728-2965
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Primary Contact Glenda Barendregt, Senior Mentoring Coordinator
Alternate Contact Ainsley McCallum,, Mentoring Coordinator


Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Mailing Address Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie & District 
PO Box 261, Station Main 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 4T2
Physical Access Not Applicable


Description (Service) Provides positive adult role models to boys and girls, ages 6 to 16, through volunteer mentoring relationships that are based on Fun and Friendship, programs include:
  • One To One Big Brother/Big Sister program, an adult mentor, 20 years of age and up, also open to couples wishing to volunteer together, is matched to a child for weekly contact, requires a minimum one year commitment
  • In-School Mentoring, an adult mentor, 20 years of age and up, is matched with a child in a partnering school
  • Go Girls, female mentors 18-25 yrs facilitate a 7 week program at a local school with Grade 6 - 8 girls
  • Game On, male mentors 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, including: Bowl for Kids, Golf for Kids, Big Bash, Curl for Kids
  • team works remotely and all programs for our mentors are done within partnering schools or in the community
Outreach Presentations
Presentations include Game On group mentoring for boys on healthy lifestyle practices and Go Girls program Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds
Print Material Brochures available by email
Volunteer Description
  • Young Adults: 18-25yr old for Go Girls! and Game ON program
  • Adults: 20yrs and up for Big Brother/Sister Mentoring, participating in the program as part of a Couple or volunteering with the In School Mentoring Program
  • Other volunteer opportunities include the Board of Directors or other committees, fundraising, assisting with special events and projects

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, evening hours arranged if required

Bowl for Kids: March 
Golf for Kids: June 
Big Bash: October 
Curl for Kids: November

Areas Served Angus ; Barrie ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Oro-Medonte ; Springwater
Boundaries Includes 10-15 mile radius around Barrie
  • 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
  • Residency Requirements: Includes 10-15 mile radius around Barrie
Application Referral-parent or guardian, call for information
Languages English
Fees None

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