Premier’s Prayer Breakfast

On Thursday May 16, 2013, 3 teens and BGCBigs staffer Cathleen Bell attended the 2013 Premier’s Prayer Breakfast at the Shaw Conference Centre.  The girls are part of the Eastglen/Grant MacEwan tutoring program and were thrilled to be invited by the Premier as her guests of honour.  Two of the girls joined Premier Redford at her table, providing an incredible opportunity to learn from and listen to this amazing woman. The Prayer Breakfast is an international event hosted in over … Continue reading

National Youth Survey 2013

Today, Boys & Girls Clubs presented initial results from the National Youth Survey 2013 via webcast from Ottawa.  4 Club kids from across Canada shared these results and answered questions candidly as to what influences the confidence of a young person. In conjunction with this presentation is the launch of the new  The World According to Us official website.  A platform for the voices of children and youth and a place where they can share their stories, this site is … Continue reading

Newcomer Youth Advancement Program

The Newcomer Youth Advancement Program is currently being offered in 10 Clubs across Canada, including two Edmonton sites. These Clubs are actively engaging in an outreach process to ensure that newcomers have access to Clubs and an opportunity to participate in Club programming. Once youth are in the door, Clubs are offering programming aimed at engaging newcomer youth. Program focus areas include recreation, music and dance, multi-media, and business and entrepreneurial development. Through these various focus areas, youth are encouraged … Continue reading

Give Where We Live

Take a photo, share your story and do some good How would you #givewherewelive? Telus is passionate about investing in programs that allow us to make a positive and lasting difference in our communities and the lives of others. That means supporting the many causes that make communities strong and vibrant. Join us and upload a photo (or a few) showing how you give back to your community. At the end of the campaign, you could be one of 10 … Continue reading

Important resource for your child’s safety

SOS Kids Magazine is doing important work in Western Canada, informing and engaging young people about a variety of topics, including bullying, peer pressure, the huge crystal meth epidemic, teen suicide and much more.  The magazine is distributed free to more than 600 schools and available online here.  We spoke to Chad this morning who shared some pretty incredible stories of how kids and parents have used the information shared by SOS in their own lives to make good decisions … Continue reading