Changing lives of young people across Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon since 1983, BGC Peel (Boys and Girls) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that engages children, youth and families across the Region of Peel. Our families come from all walks of life, some are seen as at-risk children, youth and families from low-income communities but in the end EVERYONE can benefit from the services and programs we offer. We provide a safe place for these individuals to participate in impactful, fun activities that support the development of confidence, learning and positive relationships.
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 children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.
Support programs that empower children and youth in their development towards achieving their potential as a contributing member of society.
Undertake active outreach to serve vulnerable(1) children and youth.
Create opportunities through which all children and have equal access for participating.
Facilitate the development and enhancement of community programs that aim at prevention and support.
Provide services for children and youth that support their development as individuals within the context of the family environment.
(Vulnerable is defined as those children and youth at risk for development of significant social, emotional, or behavioural problems. These children are more likely to be dependent on public resources over the course of their development, particularly through child welfare, social assistance, or mental health service systems.)
BGC Peel utilizes a respectful, inclusive and engaging approach to serving the community. Our programs support young people and their families to overcome barriers, enhance their lives and empower them to reach their potential. We strengthen our participants’ well-being, build their capacity to learn and develop our community’s future leaders.
- Over 1,200 children, youth and parents are served in the after-school, summer, leadership and parent programs
- Over 350 families benefit from the affordable, accessible and reliable services we offer
- Youth participants, both current and former, represent over 70% of the agency’s employee base and over 90% of volunteers.
BGC Peel is a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, a national charitable organization with over 100 member agencies. For more information please visit www.bgccan.com.