About Us

About Us:

For almost one hundred years, BGC Ottawa, a registered charity, has provided programming directly to children and youth in vulnerable neighbourhoods.

FREE Community-based services. Positive relationships. Life-changing programs. As one of Ottawa’s largest child and youth-serving charitable organizations, BGC Ottawa provides vital programs and services to an annual average of 4,500 young Members each year. We provide safe, supportive places where all kids and teens, of all backgrounds, can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, and develop confidence and skills for life. From anti-racism to Reconciliation to LGBTQ2S+, food security to scholarships to job readiness, our Clubs battle systemic issues with systemic solutions—equity, acceptance, support, opportunity. BGC Ottawa is about Systemic Opportunity.

Our Mission:

To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Our Vision: 

All children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful, and active participants in society.

Our Values:

Belonging: we welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships

Respect: we ensure that everyone - children, youth, families, volunteers, staff - is heard, valued, and treated fairly

Encouragement: we encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn, and grow to achieve their dreams

Working Together: we work together with young families, volunteers, our communities, and government

Speaking Out: we speak out for our children, youth, and families, so that we can make our world better

The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is a registered charity.  Charitable Registration # 118814565 RR0001

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