Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Mission: To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can go to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. At 102 Clubs and 500 service locations in every province in Canada, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading provider of after school and critical hours programs, recognized for significantly contributing to the healthy development of young people - especially those who need Clubs most.
Feb 19, 2014

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada - Homework Update!

We are now into the swing of a brand new year and you know what that means - many new and exciting things are happening at Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada! Our young people are working hard to complete projects, striving for good grades and getting back into the swing of things after a long holiday break.

Thankfully, because of caring people like you, our children and youth continue to have the support they need to help keep their grades on track and achieve success in school. Your support allows our clubs to purchase much needed supplies such as rulers, calculators, workbooks, computer software, and other resources that our young members need in order to succeed - and often don't have access to.

Through our homework help programs, our young people have access to 1 on 1 homework support with trained staff and volunteer tutors at our Clubs to ensure they do not fall behind. But what you may not know about is the plethora of different educational and learning opportunities available to them at the Club that stretch beyond homework - giving them the skills and tools they need to grow their abilities even further. Club members have access to programs that help with resume building, technology skills, video game development, careers in the skilled trades, access to food and nutrition education programs, job shadowing opportunities, and so much more.

We are so grateful for your continued support. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young Canadians across the country. 

Stay tuned! We look forward to providing you with more updates about our important work in the weeks ahead!

Feb 19, 2014

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada - An Update!

We are now into the swing of a brand new year and you know what that means - many new and exciting things are happening at Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada! Here is a snapshot of what we've been up to over the past few months:

Celebrating Boys and Girls Club Alumni Taylor Hall

In our most recent issue of IMPACT, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada's National Newsletter, Edmonton Oilers superstar Taylor Hall tells us how Boys and Girls Clubs helped him score in life. Taylor says one of the most interesting things about being part of the Club was meeting kids who were “kids of different races, ages, and kids who go to different schools.”  When Taylor was 13, he and his family left Calgary and moved to Kingston, Ontario, so Taylor could further his hockey career. However, he didn’t forget about the Boys and Girls Club, and continues to support the organization to this day. Way to go, Taylor!

A Magical Trip to Walt Disney World

This holiday season, 16 youth leaders from Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada had the opportunity to travel to Walt Disney World on December 3. This one-of-a-kind experience was made possible by WestJet, through their WestJet Cares for Kids program, as well as by Walt Disney World Resorts (Canada). Boys and Girls Clubs staff chaperoned the teens throughout the four-day outing, along with a number of WestJetters who volunteered their time to accompany them. The teens participated in pay-it-forward activities, teambuilding and leadership development when they weren’t simply being kids at Walt Disney World!

Pink Shirt Day

On February 26, Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada will unite to help raise awareness of the issue of bullying. Our movement will wear Pink shirts to symbolize that we, as a society, will not tolerate bullying anywhere! The idea stemmed from two incredible youth in Nova Scotia and has grown to be a nationally recognized day. Stay tuned for more updates on how Clubs across Canada celebrated this very special Day.

Thank you again for donating and changing the lives of thousands of children and youth across Canada! We will continue to keep you updated in the months ahead.

Nov 26, 2013

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada - an Update!

As the weather turns colder, we can hardly believe that the holiday season is just around the corner. Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada has much to celebrate –and we’d love to share some of our highlights with you all!

YOUth in Office: Job Shadowing Day on Parliament Hill

Just a few weeks ago, approx. 60 young people had the chance to learn about career opportunities from 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) on Parliament Hill! They spent the workday together as part of a joint initiative to inspire young people about the working world and some of the job options associated with politics and government in Canada. This unique opportunity of witnessing different roles and individuals in action was truly inspiring for youth to consider a range of career options and get excited about gaining the education and experience they need to succeed!

Game Tech

Game Tech continues to be a great success in all of our participating Clubs and continues to be one of the most popular programs offered. Throughout the fall, Clubs have been busy wrapping up their second 8-week fall program session, and the feedback couldn't be better! Children and youth have had a blast challenging each other to design creative new games, learn new skills and best of all, playing each other's video game masterpieces! Most Clubs also had a special event where they invited other members and their families to come in so they could showcase their amazing tech creations!

Thank You and Happy Holidays

You care about kids and so do we. Your continued support enables our young people to gain valuable skills and have access to vital opportunities just like the ones listed above - continuing to help open doors to new experiences, paving the way for a successful future. Once again, thank you for your incredible support of our young people. On behalf of all of the children, youth and their families who benefit from your generosity and support, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.

Stay tuned! We look forward to updating you on the continued progress of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in the weeks ahead!

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