A founding partner of the 4Rs Youth Movement, BGC Canada is committed to building knowledge, awareness, and engagement in truth and reconciliation nationally and within Club communities. BGC Clubs serve 200,000 young people across Canada, including thousands of children, youth, and families that identify as Indigenous. Our strategic plan commits our organization to working collaboratively with Clubs to support Indigenous kids and teens and their families in our Club communities and to prioritize reconciliation through the work we do across the country.
Through our ability to provide transformative spaces and meaningful opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous young leaders to forge new pathways and by supporting Indigenous young people to achieve their potential, we make meaningful contributions to supporting Indigenous youth and their communities.
We recognize the value of guidance from Indigenous Peoples as it will help ensure that planning, practices, programs, and policies meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples, remove barriers, and better support Indigenous children and youth.
About the Indigenous Advisory Circle
The Indigenous Advisory Circle (IAC) provides high-level guidance to BGC Canada, including advice to our CEO and executive team as they further develop strategy and operational plans that strengthen BGC Canada’s engagement with, and support of, Indigenous Peoples and communities. This guidance, in collaboration with Club leaders and other partners, will influence multiple aspects of the BGC movement, including our strategic and annual plans, policies, program delivery, local Club tool and resource development, relationships with Indigenous leaders, and human resources. The IAC will also be consulted on how it might be shaped moving forward, including governance structures and organizational design.