Welcome to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto.
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.
All members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto Network are United Way Agencies. The Boys and Girls Club of Toronto Network is a leading provider of programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of over 28,000 young people and their familes each year. Dedicated, trained staff and volunteers offer after school and evening prgrams in physical receration, eductional support, technology, the arts, youth leadership and more. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto Network is a coalition of 8 clubs with 77 satellite locations serving 35 communities.
All local Boys and Girls Clubs are:
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto Network works to establish programs that strengthen children, families, and community. Family and parent support programs, meal programs, 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.
Fitness, Health and Safety
With child obesity reaching new levels, the need for physical recreation opportunities for children has never been greater. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto Network 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, dance and karate, to rock climbing and outdoor adventure. As well Clubs offer programs that highlight healthy lifestyle choices. Club programs also focus on other areas important to children's safety and health such as substance abuse prevention, conflict resolution and street proofing.
Leadership, Growth and Empowerment
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto Network provices places of belonging for young people to feel accepted and supported to develop and express themselves. Whether through music and the arts, outdoor adventure or community leadership, our Clubs provide a wealth of opportunities and experiences for children and youth to develop confidence and skills for life.
Learning and Career Development
For today's youth, 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 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.
Map of locations
Braeburn Boys and Girls Club
Unit 108 - 75 Tandridge Crescent M9W 2N9
Tel: (416) 745-3113 Fax: (416) 745-9108
Shobha Adore Executive Director
Eastview (Toronto) Boys and Girls Club
86 Blake Street M4J 3C9 email@example.com
c/o Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
Tel: (416) 392-1750 Fax: (416) 392-1175
Susan Neal, Executive Director
Unity Day nourishes young people’s sense of community, providing GTA Boys and Girls Club members with an opportunity for fun and games in an environment designed to teach them about the differences and similarities they share with other young people across the city.
Connecting children and youth from all over the GTA with one another, Unity Day is a fun way to bridge the gaps that currently exist between neighborhoods so each young person can meet, interact and build positive relationships with one another in a safe setting. Although these children and youth all come from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and circumstances, this one special day will help them feel important, accepted, supported, safe, secure – and most of all – connected.
The day is filled with fun activities including The Toronto Maple Leafs Fanzone, Microsoft Xbox activities, a Kraft Canada Cool Moves soccer clinic and plenty of sports and games.
Winterfest is a special event held in February bringing together all of the Clubs in the Toronto area to participate in a variety of activities with a “winter” focus. Activities include but are not limited to outdoor flag football, skating, face painting, snow sculpture, snow soccer etc.
This event fosters camaraderie among the Clubs and promotes the idea that each Club is only a small part of the “big” picture in regards to the Boys & Girls Club movement.
Each year over 300 participants from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto enjoy this special day.
Ian Edward, Chairperson
101 Spruce Street M5A 2J3
Tel: (416) 925-2243 Fax: (416) 925-9885
On June 2 2012, in 17 communities across Canada, teams of five will compete in a series of 10 checkpoint challenges in a race to the finish line.
Race for Kids is a return to the best adventures of childhood, embracing the carefree days of being a kid, and a bonding experience for participants as they challenge their skills while raising funds for all boys and girls to have the same opportunity.
Spirit of Sound
The Spririt of Sound competition gives participants from every Boys and Girls Club of Toronto the chance to record an original musical composition at the St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club studio. The best are recorded onto the benefit CD.
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There are many ways to get involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto. Contact a Club directly if you would like to volunteer, donate gifts-in-kind, fund a program or a project, or make a monetary donation.