Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County

Site: Ingersoll - Thames St S

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Contact Information
Office Phone Woodstock Office: 519-537-6404
Ingersoll Office: 519-485-1801
Tillsonburg Office: 519-842-9008 ext 229
Fax 519-485-1805
E-Mail kristen.ralph@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website https://oxford.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
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Primary Contact Kristen Ralph, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County; Phone: 519-537-6404; Fax: 519-537-8282; Email: kristen.ralph@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Alternate Contact Liz Wismer VanMeer, Resource Development Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County; Phone: 519-537-6404; Fax: 519-537-8282; Email: liz.wismervm@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Kaitlyn Bruyns, Service Delivery Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County; Phone: 519-537-6404; Email: kaitlyn.bruyns@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 Important Information: Offices are closed – the staff is working remotely. We continue to accept applications for service (Family and Volunteers) and are currently working to set up our phones to be able to do much of this work virtually. It's best right now to email us or leave a voicemail for one of the staff and we'll get back as soon as possible. Big Brothers & Big Sisters Mentoring
Matches bigs and littles in the community.

In-School Mentoring
Program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to * mentors will spend one hour a week with the child at school * program is coordinated in partnership with local school boards.

Literacy Mentoring
Provides children and youth in grades 2-8 with a mentor to assist students with their academic skills and self-esteem. * meet during the school year at their local library branch.

PRISM (Pride • Respect • Identify • Safety • Mentoring) Program
Connects LGBTQ2IA+ children and youth with LGBTQ2IA+ adults.

GO GIRLS! HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS!
Group mentoring program for girls 11-14 that focuses on physical activity, balanced eating and self-esteem. * held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities.

GAME ON! EAT SMART, PLAY SMART!
Group mentoring program for boys 11 year(s)-14 year(s) that provides information and support to make informed choices about health lifestyle practices * held over a 7-10 week period, within school facilities

SOAR (SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES ACTIVITIES RELATIONSHIPS)
8-12 week group program for children who are waiting for their Bigs * volunteers get matched with 2-3 children and take them to pre-planned activities * specific groups for 12 and under and 13 and older.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * scheduled evenings for meetings and progra,ming
Areas Served Oxford County
Eligibility Children 6 year(s)-18 year(s) *  
Mentors must be 18 year(s)s and older*  
*may change depending on program
Application Apply online (see below), or call the office 
Volunteer application: https://oxford.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer/ 
Mentee Application: https://oxford.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/enrol-a-young-person/
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A leading mentoring charity organization for children, youth and their families * facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
Established 1975
Primary Executive Kristen Ralph, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County; Phone: 519-537-6404; Fax: 519-537-8282
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way - Oxford
Site Information
Located In Community Ingersoll
Address & Map
58 Thames St S
Ingersoll, ON N5C 2T1
Intersection Thames St S and Oxford Lane
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance - Rear entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - Rear entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features

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