The Conversation Club is a group mentoring program that offers new immigrant youth the benefits of mentoring and opportunities for social integration. The program is offered in partnership with local schools and settlement agencies who refer newcomer youth ages 12- 18. The volunteer mentors are young adults ages 18-25 who have resided in Canada for at least 3 years. The mentors and mentees build their relationships by interacting in group activities during the weekly mentoring sessions that are facilitated by BBBS staff. The program focuses on English language conversation and presentation skills, learning about Canada, sharing common experiences and increasing peer connections across cultures.
The program is generously funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Our current program partners are the Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, The Centre for Education and Training, Malton Neighborhood Services and Meadowvale Library, City of Mississauga.
The program is offered during the after-school hours and has two sessions, October – June and July-August.
Click to view the current Conversation Club Program Schedule
If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor you can inquire now or contact us.
If you are ready to start volunteering please download our Volunteer Information Package and Application
If you are a new Canadian youth interested in joining the program as a participant please download an application form.
Interested in learning more about our children and youth, volunteers and partners? Click to read "stories from our agency"