You can help break down barriers and provide children and youth with a better tomorrow.
Help us to unlock up to $50,000 in matching funds from our generous partners at OSL Retail Services to ensure our Club kids continue to have access to supports they need to thrive.
As the year comes to a close, we are calling on you to help make an impact on the lives of children and youth across Canada. This year has been extremely tough on our young people – the continuous increase in food insecurity, mental wellness issues and learning loss is making it challenging for many of them to succeed.
DID YOU KNOW?
More children and youth than ever before are experiencing negative mental health impacts.
1 in 5 children and youth live in poverty.
1 in 6 children and youth experience food insecurity.
Unemployment rates for young people in Canada increased twice as much as they did for older Canadians during the Covid pandemic.
THESE NUMBERS NEED TO CHANGE.
That’s where BGC Canada and caring people like you come in.
For over 120 years, BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada) has been removing systemic barriers and creating opportunities for children and youth throughout Canada.
Through our life-changing programs, community-based services, relationships with peers and caring adults, and our generous supporters like you, BGC Canada helps kids and teens develop the skills they need to succeed in life.
of our kids say they make better choices because of a Club.*
of our kids say they are more active physically because of a Club.*
of our kids are more confident because of a Club.*
You can help more young people create a better tomorrow.
By helping us unlock the OSL Retail Services Community Match right now, you help BGC Clubs continue critical support so that no young person is held back. Our Clubs create positive outcomes for kids in multiple areas of their life including:
- Healthy living and mental wellness
- Leadership and job readiness
- Social development and self expression
- and so much more
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As the largest dedicated child and youth serving organization in Canada, BGC Canada has a transformational impact on the lives of our young people across the country.
BGC Canada is committed to dismantling the barriers that many of youth are facing today. With you by our side, we can strengthen our national impact, meeting the growing demand for access to our nearly 635 Clubs.
If kids need it, our Clubs provide it.
See how the kindness from people like you helps make a real and meaningful difference.
We provide over 6 million healthy meals and snacks every year to kids and teens.
We provide 150,000 kids with homework help, scholarships, cooking and healthy food skills, STEM and coding classes, advocacy on youth/family issues and support in our youth homeless shelters.
We run job readiness programs for youth and directly help them find employment.
During the first year of Covid, we produced over 75,000 hours of high-quality virtual programming, to support young people during the pandemic.
With your help, we will continue to invest in additional resources to help even more kids in your community and coast-to-coast.
A better tomorrow is possible for kids today. But we can’t do it without you.
Please donate today to support BGC Canada’s mission to provide safe, supportive places where children and youth can develop the confidence and skills they need for a successful future filled with possibility. Don’t forget, your gift before December 31st will go twice as far, thanks to our generous match from OSL Retail Services!
Say it with us. Opportunity Changes Everything.