BGC Strathcona County serves kids, youth, and their families with opportunity. We’re about fun, safe spaces and accessible resources to support our community.
Our passionate and dedicated staff design quality programs that offer a blend of recreation, life-skills, cultural and environmental awareness, and self-esteem development. Our programs are designed to be supportive of young people and their imaginative minds, and to propel them to feel successful in their own measures!
Before and After School
Public Evening Programs
We Focus on Healthy Child Development
As a club, we focus on ensuring our programs fit within one or more of these measures:
1. Physical Activity, Health and Safety
BGC Canada understands the critical role that physical recreation and nutrition play in the life-long health of Canadian children. Clubs encourage daily physical activity through a variety of programs, from team sports, ballet and karate, to rock climbing and outdoor adventure, as well as cooking classes, healthy lifestyle and nutrition education. Club programs also focus on other areas important to children’s safety and health such as substance abuse prevention, conflict resolution and more.
2. Leadership, Growth and Empowerment
BGC Clubs provide a place of belonging for young people to feel accepted and supported to develop and express themselves. Whether it be through music and the arts, outdoor adventures or community leadership, our clubs provide a wealth of opportunities and experiences that develop confidence and skills for life.
3. Learning and Career Development
For today’s children, a good education is critical to finding work, achieving financial security and being able to contribute to society as adults. Through access to computers and technology training, tutoring and academic support programs, and employment training, clubs give young people opportunities to strengthen and acquire new academic skills, test their abilities and enhance career readiness, as well as develop a thirst for life-long learning.
4. Community Services
Our Clubs work to establish programs that strengthen children, families and community. Family and parent support programs, meal programs for hungry children, emergency services to youth on the street and working with young offenders to get them back on the right track are just a few of the programs clubs provide in this area.
BGC Strathcona County’s Commitment to Children
BGC Strathcona County Before and After School programs are meant to not only be a reliable and safe program for kids to be before or after school time, but is designed to be a space where kids feel like they are a part of an organization that offers them opportunities and experiences to improve their lives. Kids in BGC programs are able to try new things, are given the platform to be a part of their communities, and are presented with opportunities that are not always accessible to families for many various reasons. Kids in programs are encouraged to express their individuality and learn about their interests by offering a variety of options for true expression to blossom. Our BGC locations work closely with each other to offer inclusive sports leagues, field trips to new learning opportunities together, and encourage children being integrated with other schools and locations to build new relationships. We cannot wait to see you in our programs soon!