At the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax, every kid is a kid of privilege. Our charity serves more than 4,000 children and youth annually through programs at our seven club locations: Dartmouth North, East Dartmouth, Spryfield, Sackville, Cole Harbour, and Humber Park and Admiral Westphal elementary schools. 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, youth drop-in, 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