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BGCC - Central Region

(includes: Ontario and Nunavut)

Contact:
 
Sandra Morris
Regional Director, BGCC - Central Region
Business Line: (416) 535-9675
smorris@bgccan.com​

Serena Surujbali 
Program Coordinator, BGCC - Central Region 
(905) 477-7272 ext. 231
ssurujbali@bgccan.com ​

Joshua Crandell
Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
(905) 477-7272 ext. 234

Clubs

There are 23 Clubs in the region, operating at more than 160 community locations.

Children & Youth Served

More than 110,000 children, youth and their families are served by Clubs in the Central Region.

​We Belong flash mob

As part of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Youth Summit on March 21st, youth from our GTA Clubs performed a choreographed “We Belong” flash mob at Yonge-Dundas Square. The song and choreography was created by The Love Movement 4:16 to celebrate belonging through diversity. 

The Youth Summit offered young delegates the chance to travel to 13 neighbourhoods in Toronto to participate in unique visual demonstrations, as well as meet athletes, community leaders and entertainers. By engaging youth, the Games’ impact will extend far beyond sport and make a positive difference in communities across Canada.​

Programs

SHiFT: The New Entrepreneur is an initiative of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada being delivered in Clubs across Ontario as part of the Government of Ontario’s High School Entrepreneurship Outreach program.

The goal of SHiFT: The New Entrepreneur is to introduce high school aged youth to entrepreneurship as a potential career path. Youth participating in the initiative will have the opportunity to attend high school lunch and learn workshops, review a youth entrepreneur podcast and E-Book, and participate in a 1-day youth entrepreneurship conference.  

The High School Entrepreneurship Outreach Initiative is part of the broader Government of Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy aimed at helping young people find jobs or start their own businesses.  

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada would like to thank the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure for their generous funding of this program.  Youth interested in participating in the initiative are invited to review the podcast and E-Book at: www.studentscommission.ca/bgcc-ebook and contact their local Boys and Girls Club.

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Ontario Youth Council –  The Ontario Youth Council provides youth with an opportunity to bring their voice, creativity, lived experience and leadership to the Boys and Girls Club Movement and their youth peers in local Clubs across Ontario.  Youth participating in the initiative develop their leadership skills, support and help to guide youth program development, and bring youth perspectives to BGC governance and public policy.

 
Annual Youth Conference – The Annual Youth Conference provides youth with the opportunity to network with other youth, share experiences, develop new skills, build their team-building and leadership capacities and experience new things in the beauty of an Ontario wilderness, camp setting.  This exciting event creates memories that last a lifetime for participating youth.
 
 
Ontario Youth Scholarship Awards --  The Ontario Scholarship Awards, generously supported by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Alterna Savings & Credit Union, Media Dimensions Limited and other key corporate and individual donors, helps young people to realize their potential, and reap the benefits of post-secondary education by providing deserving youth scholars with scholarship awards.   Since the initiative was established in 1992, more than $1,300,000 in scholarships has been provided to more than 1,000 Ontario Boys and Girls Club youth to help them fulfill their dream of a post-secondary education. 
 
 
Youth ABCs (Ability to Bring Change!)  --  The Youth ABCs Initiative was created by the Ontario Youth Council with support from the Government of Ontario and Ontario Trillium Foundation, and is now also generously supported by Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited, Coca-Cola and the Coca-Cola Foundation. This initiative seeks to engage youth and provide them with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to make positive changes in their own lives, and become more actively engaged in their Clubs, neighbourhoods and communities.  Youth participating in the initiative become better informed about key issues, develop valuable training and facilitation skills, learn how to become positive change agents, and have fun while interacting with their peers.
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