Elementary and Middle School Program

The goal of the Best Buddies Elementary and Middle school program is to instill the values of inclusion in all students at a young age by creating opportunities for friendships between students with and without an IDD. We want students to have fun playing and learning together in the hope that students will continue to promote the values of inclusion and friendship once they reach adulthood.

At the elementary level, the Best Buddies chapter is basically an in-school friendship club that focuses less on disability, and more on creating friendships between everyone in the chapter. We want students to recognize their similarities, not their differences, and learn to accept everyone for who they are, and bond over what they have in common.

The club is lead by a school staff member with the support of the Best Buddies head office. Best Buddies provides an activity guide that is packed with fun/simple activities that the chapter can do together during their weekly or bi-weekly meetings.

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Our Mission

To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Best Buddies provides all participants with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a new friend. We have chapters in every province of Canada.

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