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Boys & Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria has responded to the needs of children and youth in Victoria for 50 years. Read about some of our recent achievements and hear stories from people whose lives have been impacted by our work.

In 2015-16 we:

  • Provided services to over 700 children and youth
  • Raised over $600,000 through grants, donations, events, endowment and capital gifts 
  • Run 23 programs, with 70% of those focusing on ‘prevention’
  • Served thousands of breakfasts to children before school supporting educational achievement
  • Created memorable (yet affordable!) summers for 225 kids at our summer camps, with a large percentage of them receiving ‘camperships’ or subsidized places through our fundraising efforts
  • Given teens safe, supportive housing through our network of 40 care home families
  • Provided support for over 260 parents through parenting programs

Hear how our services have touched people’s lives

 

“As I sat down to think about my experiences at camp, I realized how much camp has affected me. Everything I have done, every great experience I’ve had are all connected to camp... Something I did, someone I met, something I learned, everything that I have done today, camp was the center of it all. Everything else was just a ripple that camp had created.”

Clay – Former camper, youth leader and staff

“Boys and Girls Club means safety and inclusion for my children.  As the mother of two special needs children, I have the same concerns as other parents regarding after school care...I know they are receiving healthy snacks, getting lots of physical exercise, lots of arts and craft time and of time to just have fun!  In addition, my children have the opportunity to learn how to socialize and practice their social skills in a supported way, and I know that they are truly loved by the caregivers who work at Boys and Girls Club.” 

Mary - Mother of two participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder

“The Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp is a great place where I can go and have so much fun, meet new people, and learn so many new things everyday... There aren’t only leaders to help everybody, but there is youth leaders also that come from great training programs that teach them to become leaders... Summer Camp has had a big impact on my life.”

Jeremy – Former camper

“My son... has been attending the drop-in after school during the school year. The outcome was that, during that first summer, [his] confidence soared! There isn’t a better gift that the staff could have given him.”

Jan - Mother of participant

 


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301-1195 Esquimalt Road
Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 3N6

Phone: (250) 384-9133
Fax: (250) 384-9136
Email: info@bgcvic.org

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