As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, we have made some adjustments to ensure the safety of all of our clients, volunteers, staff, and stakeholders.

 

Effective March 16 2020, we have closed our doors until further notice.

 

Fear not! BBBS Orillia staff members are continuing to ignite potential from home!

 

What does this mean for current community based matches?
Now that most of Ontario is in phase two of reopening the province, there are a lot of conversations surrounding the return to in-person meetings. BBBS Orillia recommends that matches hold off on in-person meetings at this time. We will be updating you mid July following consultation with our local health authorities.  Our agency staff and Board of Directors are working closely on a plan to move forward with your safety in mind. Match check-ins will still happen as per our match check-in schedule, and you will be contacted by our Mentoring Coordinator to complete these check-ins. If you have an in-person check-in approaching, you have the opportunity to do this virtually over Zoom!
What does this mean for clients and volunteers in the process of finding a match?

As staff are continuing to work from home, all applications will continue to be processed, and applicants will receive an update on their application when it becomes available. If any training is required, applicants will have the opportunity to do a Zoom training from the comfort of their own home! Staff will contact applicants to arrange a date and time for Zoom training. Match introductions will not happen until it is safe to resume in-person activities.

What does this mean for prospective applicants?

If you are thinking about applying to be a Big/Little Brother or Big/Little Sister, applications are still open! Applicants can still apply online, and will be contacted by our Intake Coordinator. Both volunteer and family applicants have the opportunity to do their interview and training via Zoom. If you are thinking about becoming a part of our program, you are encouraged to apply!

Do you need to get in contact with a staff member?

Staff emails can be found here. You may also call our office at 705-325-3151 for alternative contact methods.

Take care, and stay safe!