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About Us

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes (Club) is a registered non-profit charitable organization devoted to serving and strengthening children, youth and families throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Tranforming Lives

Mission

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.

Vision

All children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.

Mandate

The Club is recognized for significantly contributing to the healthy development of young people - especially those who need us most. The Club provides opportunities, inspires hope for the future and achieves dreams. With families and others in the community, we help children to grow up to be:

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC)

For more than 100 years, Boys and Girls Clubs in communities across Canada (BGCC) have been helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their best potential as they grow to become Canada's future adults, citizens and leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge and help them develop healthy minds and bodies.  Recent BGCC papers include

NEW BGCC- World According to Us website!

WHAT IS THE WORLD ACCORDING TO US WEBSITE?

  • A site designed with help from Boys and Girls Clubs members across Canada
  • Where you can share videos, photos, blogs, opinions, music, develop digital media skills and more
  • Where you can discover what youth are doing at other Clubs and across Canada

Share your voice, share your art, share your opinions!www.theworldaccordingtous.ca

Life-changing Programs and Relationships

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes is a leading provider of prevention and early intervention programs which support the physical, mental, educational and social health and development of young people from infancy to early adult hood and their families.  The Club offers early years, child, youth and family mental health and support services in/ out of school and at home, childcare, after school, recreation and other critical hour programs which meet the community’s needs. 

Through partnerships, and collaboration the Clubs innovative services are accountable to the community, participants, and funders. The dedicated and supportive team offers safe, quality programs and services in a proactive, non-intrusive manner, respectful of confidentiality, diversity and non-discrimination.

Programs and services focus on the strengths of the individual and/or the family and  help prepare participants for life by helping them to discover and develop their abilities and skills, build confidence and competence. Quality programs and services are based on best practices and incorporate the three common Boys & Girls Club features 

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They develop and foster skills and knowledge, a sense of belonging, personal empowerment, achievement and self-confidence.

Affordable and Accessible 

The Club strives to work with families, and partners to offer accessible and barrier free services. Fees are affordable and financial support is available when needed. Programs and services are open to all regardless of race, religion, social or economic status.  

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha is committed to creating an accessible online environment for its visitors and to making its web documents available to everyone. The Clubs website has been designed to conform to industry-standard guidelines that help make the website more accessible to all users and is compatible with screen readers.

“Today, many young Canadians face poverty, obesity and inactive lifestyles, mental and emotional health issues and youth violence, as well as escalating costs for post-secondary education to gain access to a highly competitive workforce. Families are stretched and in need of support. Now, more than ever, young people need Boys and Girls Clubs’ preventative, comprehensive approach to providing environments, programs and support services that support healthy child and youth development.”BGCC

Programs and Services Brochure


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Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Registered Charitable Organization No. 10762 7317 RR0001


 “Thank you to Boys and Girls Club for offering exceptional sports programming in the City of Kawartha Lakes.” R. Jardine

“We love what the Boys and Girls Club has to offer, without it we would never have been able to allow our son the opportunities to play so many sports”. M. Montegue

“The support of organizations like United Way enables groups like the Boys and Girls Club to assist families like mine. And we are so grateful. Thank you for helping me give my child the opportunity to do something that is positive and life enhancing, Something that he can do with his peers. Thank you” L. Kennedy

“As a mother who loves her children so much, I would want any other parents that are having problems with their children to seek out this program at the Boys and Girls Clubs. Thank you so very much.” Newspaper article

“We thank the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes and all the fabulous staff from the bottom of our hearts for the difference they make in the life of our son. Your interesting and educational programs and dedication of your staff are exceptional and we feel extremely fortunate to be able to make use of them.” BGC family

The Before School Program in Lindsay served over 8000 healthy breakfasts.

The After School program provided over 21,000 units of service and the shuttle program provided over 1200 rides to children.

The licensed child care centres successfully achieved their “Silver Level” Raising the Bar, a quality assurance program.

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