TORONTO, ON, June 3, 2022 /CNW/ – To mark BGC Club Day, BGC Canada (formerly Boys and Girls Club of Canada) is delighted to announce Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, as our Patron.
As Canada’s largest child and youth-serving agency, BGC Canada welcomed Her Excellency’s appointment nearly one year ago as a meaningful step forward towards reconciliation. The BGC movement commits to supporting Indigenous children, youth and families, and we look forward to collaborating with Her Excellency to support all children and youth across Canada.
“We are so pleased to welcome Mary Simon as Patron of BGC Canada. As the first Inuk and first Indigenous Governor General, she is a role model for children and youth across the country. Her Excellency’s Patronage continues her longstanding advocacy for children and education.” – Owen Charters, President and CEO of BGC Canada
ABOUT BGC CANADA
For 120+ years, BGC Canada has been creating opportunities for millions of Canadian kids and teens. As Canada’s largest child and youth serving charitable and community services organization, our Clubs open their doors to young people of all ages and their families at 736 locations nationwide. During out-of-school hours in small and large cities, and rural and Indigenous communities, our trained staff and volunteers provide programs and services that help young people realize positive outcomes in self-expression, academics, healthy living, physical activity, job readiness, mental wellness, social development, leadership, and more. Opportunity Changes Everything. Learn more at bgccan.com and follow us on social media @BGCCAN.