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Game On!

Game On! is a group mentoring program that share knowledge and support to children to help make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. Through fun physical activities and active play, complemented with balanced eating support and snacks, participants are engaged in life skills, communication, and social-emotional health discussions to encourage a life-long healthy living.

Sessions are structured around four themes:

  •   Physical Activity
  •   Balanced Eating
  •   Social-Emotional Learning
  •   Communication Skills

Who can be a Volunteer-Mentor?

  • Male, trans and gender-diverse individuals who are 18+.
  • Inclusive and welcoming of Mentors of all sexual orientations.
  • Reliability, consistency, dedication and respectfulness of others.

What are the requirements?

  • Commit up to two 8 to 10-week session, over two school terms. Our Game On! volunteers recommend enrolling in two consecutive terms as the best way to experience this fun group program.
  • Available to meet once weekly for 90-minute sessions from Monday and Friday between 2:30pm and 4:30pm.

Our Game On! sessions run once a season for 8 to 10 weeks

  • Summer: between July and August
  • Autumn: between October and December
  • Winter: between January and March
  • Spring: between April and June

Who are the Little Buddies?

  • Boys, trans and gender-diverse children and youth in grades 4-7.
  • Youth who could benefit from building self-confidence and learning how to practice healthy lifestyle choices.

For more information about enrolling your child in this program, please contact Loreen Kishor, Group Program Manager at Loreen.Kishor@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca, or via phone at 604-499-2336.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thanusan

“Regardless of the time required, volunteering in Game On is a worthwhile commitment.”

Hear what it's like to volunteer as a GameOn! big buddy from one of our volunteers, Thanusan. He’s been involved in our short-term volunteering opportunity consistently for a few years now.

Click the link below to learn the 3 reasons why volunteering in GameOn! might be right for you.

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