BBBS UPDATES ON RESPONSE TO COVID19
✔️ Mentoring Services – Still active
The situation caused by Covid-19 can generate great distress for youths and families. We truly hope that each one of you receives the appropriate support necessary. In order to add our services to the aforementioned support, we are actively trying to provide solutions to keep the match relationship functional while respecting the confinement policies set forth by the government.
Our priority is your security and the safety of our volunteers. As a result, our directives will rely on the government’s recommendations concerning public health in order to flatten the curve.
In order to comply with the norms established by the Public Health officials of Quebec and Canada and frequent changes, please refer to your Mentoring Manager or member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montreal team.
Everyone is facing difficulties at the moment, especially families. Thus, in addition to the services offered by Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Montreal, we wanted to provide some other references that could be helpful.
– Suicide prevention center (Suicide Action Montréal): 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553)
– Kids Help Phone: 1 800-668-6868
– Government telephone line providing general information about Covid-19: 1-833-784-4397
– Quebec’s government information for the people line regarding COVID-19 : 1 877 644-4545
– Parents’ line : 1800-361-5085
– Psychosocial phone service ‘Info-Social’ : 811
– SOS violence conjugale : 1 800 363-9010.
– Tel-Jeunes : 1-800 263-2266
– Tel-Aide : 514-935-1101
Exercises, online games, virtual library and applications. Some teachers are also available to help and answer students’ questions. You can call, chat or text. This website is in French.
This website contains a wide range of suggestion for homemade scientific experiments which are often explained with small explanatory videos.
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec : youth books available on line. This website is only available in French.
Free printable comic book for kids explaining what is the coronavirus
Organization promoting education. They offer schedules, worksheets, podcast, book recommendation and much more.
Live nature camera and documentary film channel. If you enjoy watching and learning about animals this is the place.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FOR KIDS
National Geographic for kids, allowing them to learn facts about animals, science, history and many other subjects. They also have fun games.