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Our Research

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada draws from well-respected research experts to produce publications on critical issues affecting children and youth in Canada.

Our research publications explain the challenges faced by young people today and the need for a commitment to helping them overcome these challenges to realize their best potential: 
  • youth violence
  • after school programs
  • healthy eating
  • physical activity 

Research Publications
 

BGCC’s National Youth Engagement Report  

Ever wonder what successful and authentic youth engagement looks like in a Club?  The Promising Practices for Authentic Youth Engagement report paints a very clear picture! BGCC partnered with Taylor Newberry Consulting to conduct a youth-led research project about youth engagement at four Clubs. The findings were compiled into a report that unpacks what is required by Clubs to genuinely engage young people as told by youth themselves. Read the report today!

If you have questions about this report, please email Vivian Trumblay​.

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Strategic opportunities for youth-serving organizations (January 2014)

BGCC conducted an environmental scan of strategic opportunities to help us with our organization’s strategic planning process. The report looks at trends, demographic and technological shifts that are relevant to child and youth serving organizations.  Changes and opportunities in public policy and non-profit and philanthropic sectors are also summarized. 

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“I love brocoli!” The role of food and nutrition programs at Boys and Girls Clubs

Child hunger and its negative effects on young people’s healthy development is an issue of great concern to Boys and Girls Clubs. The vast majority of our Clubs offer programs related to nutrition and healthy eating. Read about the right environments and quality programs that play an important role in instilling a healthy lifestyle in young people.

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Boys and Girls Clubs: Healthy Minds Start Here (November 2011)

Mental health is an issue of great concern to Clubs. With the support of AstraZeneca, BGCC released a paper outlining the contributions Clubs make to improving young people’s mental health.

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Boys and Girls Clubs: Developing Healthy and Confident Young People (April 2007)

BGCC developed a research paper to make the case for support for Boys and Girls Clubs, titled Boys and Girls Clubs: Developing Healthy and Confident Young People. It is a synthesis of child and youth research that profiles the important contributions that Boys and Girls Clubs make in positively impacting the well being of Canadian children and youth. For more information, please contact Marlene Deboisbriand at mdeboisbriand@bgccan.com.    
 

Boys and Girls Clubs: Creating Positive Alternatives for Canadian Youth - Strategies to address the roots of youth violence (Fall 2008)

BGCC developed a research paper to make the case for support for Boys and Girls Clubs, titled Boys and Girls Clubs: Creating Positive Alternatives for Canadian Youth - Strategies to address the roots of youth violence. It is a synthesis of child and youth research that profiles the important contributions that Boys and Girls Clubs make in positively impacting the well being of Canadian children and youth. The paper also provides recommendations for public policy. For more information, please contact Marlene Deboisbriand at mdeboisbriand@bgccan.com​
 
BGCC Promotes Increased Physical Activity and Healthy Eating (Fall 2007)
BGCC's position paper, Contributing to Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Young Canadians calls for making access to physical activity and food security a federal priority.
 

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