When applying for our programs, a mentee must be between the ages of 6 and 16 years. An Enrolment Coordinator will work with you and your child to review your situation and determine how a mentor would be of benefit. Factors that would be considered regarding your child’s needs include:

  • Parent or guardian support
  • Adult involvement other than the parent(s) or guardian(s)
  • Peer relationships
  • School performance
  • Involvement in community activity
  • Living environment
  • Ability to form and maintain a healthy, safe relationship
  • Ability to perform self-care

We encourage you to review our Mentoring Programs and Orientation Package before proceeding with the inquiry.


BBBS mentoring programs are grounded in intentional, purposeful, relationship building with youth. BBBS has recently adopted an evidence-based relationship building framework called the Developmental Relationships Framework. Developmental relationships are close connections through which young people discover who they are, cultivate abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them. Five key elements shape a developmental relationship into impactful, powerful experiences for youth. BBBSC has adopted this framework to train, evaluate and support mentors while they build and sustain personalized, intentional and critical relationships with youth by Expressing Care, Challenging Growth, Providing Support, Sharing Power and Expanding Possibilities.