As a mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex provides a number of mentoring programs where screened volunteers are matched with children in a one-to-one relationship or in a group mentoring program. Our volunteers are dedicated adult (18+) members of the community who share their time and caring with children. While they do receive program specific child-safety training facilitated by program staff, they do not have professional training in managing challenging behaviours or supporting children whose needs exceed their capabilities.

If you are interested in applying to the Big Brother/Big Sister program for your child, please read the eligibility checklist thoroughly and acknowledge your understanding of the criteria by checking off all of the items that apply to you and your child.  It is very important to do this before completing the inquiry form to make sure BBBSWE is a good fit for your child. This process must be completed by the child’s parent/guardian. Please let us know if you require assistance with this.

Please be assured that we are committed to preserving the health and safety of our children/youth and families during the Covid-19 Pandemic. As a result, the Child Enrollment Process and all BBBS programming is currently being completed and delivered in a virtual capacity. As we continue to monitor this situation, we will adapt programming as required based on the most recent public health recommendations.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.  We will do our best to support you through this process.

Eligibility Checklist & Inquiry Form

  • * If you do not have sole custody of your child, consent from the other parent is required. *
  • If you are interested in applying to BBBSWE for a boy, please answer the following additional questions.
  • Once you have completed and submitted the Eligibility Checklist and the Inquiry Form, we will email you regarding the application process. Thank you!