BeFriending®

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Are you an Adult with a Disability looking for New Friends?

Expand your circle of friends and enjoy spending time with someone in your area!  If you have a disability, and are 18 years of age or older, you are eligible to be matched with a new  friend in your area. Please call your local office today in order to apply for the BeFriending® Program.

Click below to download:

Campers Helping Campers BrochureBeFriending® Program Brochure (PDF)

Campers Helping Campers BrochureBeFriending® Application​ (PDF)

Program Offices

To join the BeFriending® Program, contact one of the following offices or email volunteer@marchofdimes.ca to request an application form.

Brockville and Ottawa areas
1-888-252-9008 ext. 6408

Sarnia / Lambton
519-332-4702 ext. 24

Sault Ste. Marie
705-254-1099 ext. 22

Sudbury
705-669-4327 ext. 0

Thorold & area
905-687-8484 ext. 238

Hamilton
905-527-6653 ext. 225

Mississauga & area
905-607-3463 ext. 5247

Toronto & area
416- 425-3463 ext. 7733

York Region / Simcoe
905-773-7758 ext. 6216



Friendship Volunteers Needed

Your friendship with a local adult with a disability could help bring some social interaction and company to someone’s life. Friendship volunteers must be able to make contact via e-mail or phone once a week and visit at least once a month. Suggested ‘friendship’ activities include phone calls, spending time over a shared interest such as watching movies or sports games, chatting over a cup of coffee, visiting the local mall, and many other activities that are of mutual interest.

If you are at least 18 years of age, reliable, flexible with your time, patient with others, and a good listener, then please join our program!

To Volunteer for the Program:

  • complete the application form or call your local office
  • provide two references
  • authorize a Criminal Reference Check
  • be interviewed by March of Dimes Canada

Volunteers selected for the program will be matched with a friend in their local area.​

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