The safety of your child is your highest priority. It’s no different at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Through careful screening, parents/guardians can be confident their child is in a safe environment with their mentor.

Mentor Applications & Screening

All potential mentor applications go through careful screening process that includes:

  • Phone screening
  • In-person interview
  • Calgary Police Information Check
  • Child Welfare Check
  • In-person and online training

Additionally, Big Brothers Big Sisters staff are highly trained individuals, often from a social work background, who are skilled in selecting appropriate volunteers for our programs.

Click here to learn more about the enrollment and screening process for mentors.

Child and Youth Training

Children and youth entering our programs participate in safety training with a staff member at our office. Mentees learn about self-esteem, identifying feelings and boundaries.