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Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton  
Phone Numbers: 705-324-6800
Fax: 705-324-8000
PO Box 761
Lindsay, ON
K9V 4W9
Street Address:
117 Kent St W
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: will make arrangements to meet at an accessible location
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Executives: Jim DeFlorio - Executive Director
Public Contacts: Sue Orchard - Case Manager
Carol Gorrill - Office Administrator
Service Description: A non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to meeting the needs of children by fostering self-worth, positive growth and a sense of belonging. It promotes and monitors long term supportive friendships between children and caring adults.

IN-SCHOOL MENTORING - A Mentee is a child between the ages of 6 and 12, who, with the parent and school's approval, is matched with an adult mentor. The Mentor and the child meet for one hour per week at the child's school during school hours. The goal of the friendship is to assist the child in boosting their self-esteem and confidence. The Mentor and Mentee may spend their time together doing such activities as: playing board games, cooking, crafts, reading, computers or physical activity. As with the traditional programs, volunteers must go through a screening process prior to matching.

TRADITIONAL MATCHES - BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER MATCHES - A Little Brother or Sister is a child between the ages of 6 and 16, from primarily a single-parent family who, with the parent's approval, has requested a friendship with a Big Brother or Big Sister. An extensive screening process is initiated by the agency to ensure that the Little's needs, as well as the Big's and Parent's expectations, are fully explored and taken into consideration prior to a "match" being made.

Fees: No fees
Application: Waiting Period - Call for information.
Eligibility / Target Population: 6 years for children and 18 years for volunteers * No maximum age for volunteers
Languages: English
Area Served:
City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County  

This information was last completely updated on December 17, 2018

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Updated December 17, 2018
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