At the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax, every kid is a kid of privilege. Our charity serves more than 3,700 children and youth annually through programs at our six club locations: Dartmouth North, East Dartmouth, Spryfield, Sackville, Cole Harbour, and Humber Park Elementary. Your donation will directly support our programs and locations in the Greater Halifax area.
Our charity offers a diverse and dynamic range of programs that enable children and youth from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and neighbourhoods to overcome barriers and access safe spaces. These programs include healthy breakfasts, leadership programs, before-and-after school services, and recreation and education programs. Many of the children who access our services come from challenging economic backgrounds; their parents or guardians can count on us to deliver these services affordably to them. Many of our “club kids” see our club as a second home, and a safe space to develop positive relationships and to learn from positive role models.
Generations of Halifax-area children can say that Boys and Girls Clubs empowered them to pursue successful careers, and enjoy life-changing experiences and academic achievement.
What People Are Saying
"I’ve done everything at Boys and Girls – summer camp, after-school program, breakfast program. It’s a huge part of my life. It’s my second home. Staff here are like my family. When I was a kid, if I wasn’t at home or at school, I was here. There’s no other program like the Boys and Girls Club."
— Chantel Findlay, Former Club Kid and Summer Program Staff
"Every day is different. I help youth by going with them to court, school, or food banks. I help them get counselling. Youth that come to our club struggle with healthy relationships, struggle with identity, with fitting in. I keep youth busy in a productive way."
— Shianne Gordon, Youth Engagement Worker Dartmouth North
"Boys and Girls is a place where my kids can feel part of the extended community, where they’ve got other people in their back pocket. I think it’s important for my kids to learn from other adults, meet other people, and be raised by ‘the village."
— Lara Fawthrop, Sackville Club site parent