About Boys and Girls Clubs
For more than 100 years, Boys and Girls Clubs in communities across Canada have been helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their best potential as they grow to become Canada's future adults, citizens and leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge and help them develop healthy minds and bodies.
Our Mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, develop positive relationships and build confidence and skills of life.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) is a leading provider of quality after school and out-of-school programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 200,000 young people and their families in Canada each year.
We are one of the largest youth-serving agencies in Canada. Our association of over 95 Clubs located in 650 community service locations across Canada are in neighbourhoods where they are most needed including, large city centres, remote rural communities and First Nations Reserves.
Belonging to a Boys and Girls Club is often a life-changing experience. Children can build healthy, supportive relationships with caring adult role models, having deeply positive influence on the life path they choose. Clubs also encourage healthy, respectful relationships with peers and family members.
Nearly three million young Canadians have played, learned and developed essential life skills through our safe, caring Club environments and enriching programs. They have built a strong foundation upon which they can stand and grow into healthy, responsible and confident adults.