Our mission is 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 is that all children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and are healthy, successful and active participants in society.
For over 70 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary have carried on a tradition of helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as adults, citizens and leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirits and nurture their self-esteem. Our safe, caring club environments and enriching programs have enabled thousands of young Calgarians to play, learn and develop valuable skills for life.
Today, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 38,000 young people and their families each year.
We offer programs and activities at 26 locations, with trained, dedicated staff and volunteers who support children and youth, ranging in age from pre-school to young adulthood. Some programs offer physical recreation, technology, the arts and personal growth, while other locations provide nutrition services, family support programs, emergency shelter and other supports to children and youth at risk. Programs are offered primarily during the after-school hours when studies have shown that young people are most vulnerable at becoming drawn into anti-social behaviours. Many clubs also offer programs during evenings and weekends.