Program Pillar


Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyle

Fostering self-development through constructive group and individual physical activity that promote a positive attitude towards physical well-being.

Physical Activity & Healthy Lifestyle


Please contact your local Clubhouse for additional programs and activities that are being offered.



Aquatics programming includes our open swims as well as a variety of lessons focusing on swimming fundamentals, lifesaving skills, stroke improvement, fitness, competitive skills and team building. We also offer advanced certificate courses in lifesaving, lifeguarding and first aid.
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Cooking & Nutrition

A healthy body and well-balanced lifestyle happens as much in the kitchen as it does on the playing field. Members learn the cooking basics ... and get to eat their projects after!
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HEROS Hockey

The premise of HEROS is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education, self-esteem building and life skills training.
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Sports & Leadership League

The Sports & Leadership League (SLL) is Ottawa’s only FREE, year-round competitive sports program for youth ages 6-18. It focuses on skills development, leadership, and teaching the importance of responsible and healthy competition whilst providing a healthy and safe environment for Members to have fun playing sports.
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The Thunderbolts program provides high-level competition and training to players who have the potential to play competitively, but don’t necessarily have the means.
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Tkachuk's Captains

Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk, along with his wife Emma, have made a long-term commitment to BGC Ottawa. Together, they offer financial support, their time and positive energy to the organization and its Members. The Tkachuk's Captains program will bring a unique focus to sports, healthy lifestyle and nutrition.
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Walk This Way

Walk This Way is a goal-oriented wellness program that encourages youth and teens to become physically active while exploring communities beyond the ones they are already familiar with.
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BGC Ottawa, with generous donor support, provides more than $40,000 in academic assistance each year to many deserving young students.

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Other Programs

BGC Ottawa has four main program pillars – each equally important in helping young people learn social skills and become strong community members.

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