For over 45 years, BGC Winnipeg has provided programming directly to children and youth in vulnerable neighbourhoods. BGC Winnipeg has grown to become one of the city's leading youth-serving agencies, operating in areas across the city that need our services the most for over 45 years. We operate 10 community-based Clubs and numerous youth development programs to our members, offering a safe alternative to the streets during the evening and after-school hours.
FREE community-based services. Positive relationships. Life-changing programs. As one of the city’s largest child and youth-serving charitable organizations, BGC Winnipeg provides vital programs and services to young people each year through 11 community-based Clubs. 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. Opportunity Changes Everything.
What We Do
Our agency focuses on the well-being of children and youth by teaching them the importance of healthy living, personal growth and social development. With positive role models and mentors at the forefront of our Clubs and programs, children and youth have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a safe and facilitated environment.
The essence of our work is through a preventative and developmental approach to tackling a broad range of critical issues facing young people today. This is accomplished through five core program areas promoting healthy development:
A wide variety of activities and programs are offered at each Club, tailored to meet the diverse needs and interests of all members.
Who We Serve
Our services primarily target children and youth where circumstances affect their overall health, education, social and recreational opportunities. We identified that many families are unable to enroll their children in city and community programs as they struggle with financial, cultural and transportation barriers.
Our Clubs and programs are offered at no charge, which is a significant source of support to our members and their families. By removing these barriers, our members are given the opportunity to learn about being responsible, caring individuals. This enables them to discover, develop and achieve their full and positive potential.