Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada https://www.bgccan.com/en Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Teaching young Canadians digital skills https://www.bgccan.com/en/teaching-young-canadians-digital-skills/ https://www.bgccan.com/en/teaching-young-canadians-digital-skills/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:13:15 +0000 https://www.bgccan.com/?p=10472/ The post Teaching young Canadians digital skills appeared first on Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

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Today, the Canadian Government announced CanCode, a $50-million federal program that gives students from kindergarten to grade 12 the opportunity to learn coding and other digital skills. The funding will also provide thousands of Canadian teachers with the tools needed to educate Canadian youth on these skills.

We are proud to receive CanCode funding to develop Kid Tech Nation!

In partnership with Corus Entertainment and Canada Learning Code, Kid Tech Nation is a foundational learning program that provides 7- to 12-year-olds with opportunities to exercise their imaginative and artistic skills. Participants will create animations, art, games, and music while developing computational thinking, coding, and communication skills in a fun, beginner-friendly, and collaborative environment.

20 Clubs will be selected to pilot the program over the next year.

“Coding is the next big job. Industries ranging from automotive and agri-food to the life sciences and clean technology need coders, given their increasingly digital nature. That’s why our government is equipping Canadian youth with the digital skills they need for the jobs of the future. By teaching kids to code today, we’re positioning Canada for future success across all industries and sectors.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Thanks to the federal government’s investment in Kid Tech Nation at Boys and Girls Clubs, more young Canadians will be equipped with the in-demand digital literacy and problem-solving skills required by today’s employers.

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Build Canada by giving back https://www.bgccan.com/en/build-canada-giving-back/ https://www.bgccan.com/en/build-canada-giving-back/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:33:51 +0000 https://www.bgccan.com/?p=10408/ The post Build Canada by giving back appeared first on Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

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We are proud to once again partner with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) on the Canada Service Corps, inspiring young people to give back to their communities.

Young Canadians want big things for themselves, their communities, and their country, and we’re here to help. Young people can discover volunteer opportunities with Boys and Girls Clubs and other youth and community-serving organizations, as well as apply for grants to turn service ideas into reality, all while learning valuable skills and gaining experience.

“Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will help young Canadians create service projects that address community needs while overcoming barriers and building positive relationships. This experience will empower them to positively impact communities across the country while developing confidence and skills for life.”

– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

The Government of Canada is accepting proposals from youth who want to make their community service ideas a reality. They could secure $250, $750 or $1,500 to make it all happen!

Youth can also search for volunteer opportunities using a new platform that identifies opportunities that match their interests and geographic location.

The Government is also currently accepting proposals from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Canada Service Corps for projects under the Youth Service Opportunities Stream: Local and Regional Scale Projects.

Check out their brand new website for more information.

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Sedin Family Foundation partners with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada to expand parenting program https://www.bgccan.com/en/sedin-family-foundation-partners-boys-girls-clubs-canada-expand-parenting-program/ https://www.bgccan.com/en/sedin-family-foundation-partners-boys-girls-clubs-canada-expand-parenting-program/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:30:40 +0000 https://www.bgccan.com/?p=10369/ Thanks to generous funding from the Sedin Family Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will partner with the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre to bring their national parenting program, Parents Together, to Port Hardy, BC. Parents Together provides a non-judgmental setting and a flexible curriculum that allows facilitators to focus on the key issues impacting […]

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Thanks to generous funding from the Sedin Family Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada will partner with the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre to bring their national parenting program, Parents Together, to Port Hardy, BC.

Parents Together provides a non-judgmental setting and a flexible curriculum that allows facilitators to focus on the key issues impacting local parents and teens, and contribute to a support network that strengthens the Port Hardy community.

Informed by the latest research, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s parenting programs teach effective parenting skills, increase awareness of community resources, and emphasize self-care for parents. The programs offered at Boys and Girls Clubs work to create strong, positive family relationships and improve the health and well-being of both young people and their parents or caregivers.

“By helping parents navigate critical years in adolescent development, Parents Together fosters community-building and has long-term positive effects on teens and their families,” said Owen Charters, President & CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “We are very pleased to partner with the Sedin Family Foundation and the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre to reach more parents in the Port Hardy area.”

“We approached Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada with the idea of expanding their respected parenting program to Port Hardy and were happy to find strong interest from the community,” said Henrik Sedin. “In addition to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Johanna and I want to thank the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre for their leadership in implementing the program in their community for the first time.”

The Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre believes in building strong communities. Experienced staff will receive additional training from Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada to facilitate Parents Together, and will also have access to a community of parenting educators across the country who share resources, new material, and educational opportunities regularly.

“It is an honour to receive the support of the Sedin Family Foundation and to form this partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre strives to bring capacity and opportunities to our Indigenous families,” said Janet Hanuse, Executive Director, Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre. “This program helps parents to support each other and build stronger families within the Port Hardy community.”

“As parents ourselves we understand the value of sharing information, ideas, and experience with fellow parents as we all want the best for our children. Marinette and I hope families in Port Hardy will find the program helpful and informative,” said Daniel Sedin.

Parents Together workshops will begin running at the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre in 2018.

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