OUR BGC PEEL PROGRAMS
BGC Peel utilizes a respectful, inclusive and engaging approach to serving the community. Programs are developed to support children, youth and families in high need, low income communities across Peel Region. Services build confidence, self esteem and empower individuals to achieve their goals.
Important Program Note: In order for your child to attend any program they MUST meet the age requirement and expectation of the program they are attending as of the 1st day of program.
CHILDREN FOCUSED PROGRAMS
The goal of this program is to create an environment that is conducive to learning, as well as to give members an opportunity to seek help or clarification with their assignments from BGC Peel staff/volunteers.
- Students have access to computers, homework sheets, books and school supplies
- Staff and volunteers provide fun, academic activities to assist in learning
- Youth have an opportunity to apply for academic scholarships through the BGC Canada
For children aged 6 – 12
Power Up! is an academic support program that helps kids develop positive study habits and practices at school, and encourages a life-long interest in learning. Participants are given the tools and environment necessary to set and plan for academic goals, and are helped along the way by volunteer tutors and mentors.
Recreation and Healthy Lifestyle Program (Children & Youth Programs)
The goal of these programs is to nurture members into well-rounded individuals with a wealth of experiences and life skills.
- Healthy active living is promoted through movement, participation and sportsmanship.
- Healthy food choices are supported through education, activities and healthy snacks
- Games and activity-based workshops encourage discussion and learning about a range of topics including self-esteem, decision-making, conflict resolution and cooperation with other
- Children and youth are educated about substance use, internet safety, bullying, gender bias, violence prevention and other issues
For children aged 8 – 12
Cool Moves is a national activity and healthy eating awareness program designed to create a life-long appreciation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Cool Moves has two distinct parts: Eat Smart, in which participants are encouraged to make healthier eating choices, and Play Cool, in which participants are encouraged to engage in more physical activity.
For children and youth aged 7 – 13
Using interactive, hands-on activities to engage different learning styles, STEAM Ahead encourages children to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fundamentals and includes an artistic (A) component to encourage creativity and innovation.
Family Support (Families from Children & Youth Programs)
Currently in neighbourhoods across Brampton & Mississauga, BGC Peel offers a program that supports family members, strengthens the relationship between parents and children, improves physical literary and better connects residents to their communities.
Activities include but not limited too:
- Parenting workshops
- Physical literacy activities
- Support groups and information regarding available resources are provided
- During different times of the year, trips, events & gatherings involving many BGC Peel / BGC Canada Partners
PC CHILDREN’S CHARITY FUNDING FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
For children and youth of all ages + Families
As BGC Canada’s National Nutrition Partner, PC Children’s Charity has been committed to helping Clubs feed kids. This year, they will be supporting BGC Clubs’ food needs for the upcoming school year.
BGCP JR. Chef Program 7-13 years old
Learning how to cook is fun. Helping the family prepare and eat healthy meals with original, healthy recipes that highlight your culture or their Canadian pride is what we do at BGC Peel, in partnership with the PC Charity Foundation. Using food from your own kitchen and turning it into a masterpiece.
Indigenous & EDI Initiatives (Children & Youth Programs)
Working closely with the Indigenous community in providing specific and culturally appropriate programming for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) children, youth, families and the broader community.
Our Indigenous programs provide hands-on cultural experiences, elder involvement, health and wellness activities, traditional arts programs and youth mentorship.
Summer Programs (Children & Youth Programs)
BGC Peel summer camps operate in the months of July and August in select locations across the region, please contact us to find the site closest to you.
Children and youth have the opportunity to be at their most creative and participate in a variety of fun activities that include fun water days where they get to go to local splash pads and swimming days, trips to attractions in the region, sports for every child’s interest, weird and sensational experiments and theme days that they will talk about all summer long.
For children and youth aged 10 – 13
Torch Club helps kids develop leadership skills and self-esteem in a respectful, diversified environment. The program also offers the opportunity to give back to others and gain a sense of responsibility that comes when young people make their own decisions. A small group experience monitored by an adult mentor, Torch Club serves as a launch pad for pre-teens before joining the Keystone program.
YOUTH FOCUSED PROGRAMS
Youth Leadership Program
Through our youth leadership programs, teens have the opportunity to be leaders in their community through social action initiatives and other civic-focused programs. Youth have the opportunity to make friends and engage with other youth locally, provincially and nationally through our various workshops and conferences.
- Facilitation of group activities
- Public speaking engagements
- Planning and coordinating events
- Volunteer opportunities
- Civic engagement
NOTE: Youth have an opportunity to apply for academic scholarships through the BGC Canada
For youth aged 14 – 18
Keystone is our national leadership development program that provides youth with the knowledge and skills to make positive choices in their lives and make a difference in their Clubs and communities. Throughout the course of the year, Keystone participants complete at least one activity in each of the five core areas: Leadership, Teamwork, Healthy Choices, Service to Club and Community, and Learning for Life.
UPS ROAD CODE
For youth aged 13 – 18
This state-of-the-art interactive program uses classroom instruction and virtual driving simulators to prepare teens for the real roads and teach them how to be safe drivers. The Road Code initiative is based on the concept of skilled volunteerism, transferring knowledge and skills from UPS drivers who volunteer to oversee the program and facilitate hands-on training.
BGC Peel is committed to supporting youth employment through the following opportunities:
- Employment readiness workshops including resume writing and interview skills
- Through our BGC Peel activities and assignments you will identify personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats; research and develop an effective, measurable plan to achieve career or educational goals; and learn personal and interpersonal skills and attitudes needed to succeed at work and or school.
- Employment opportunities within the agency as program leaders:
- in our after-school
- summer programs
- specialty programs
NOTE: Volunteer Mentorship & Leadership development opportunities
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