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BGC South Vancouver Island


Business No: 106804032RR0002

We are a lead provider of before and after school programs, youth justice programs and other youth and family services in Greater Victoria.

BGC South Vancouver Island


Our Mission

The primary mission of BGC South Vancouver Island is 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.

About BGC South Vancouver Island

BGC South Vancouver Island is a youth serving organization which prides itself on the delivery of innovative programs and services that reach out to children, youth and their families. Open to all, we are especially cognizant of the multitude of economic and social challenges many families face.

Through a wide variety of innovative initiatives - from after-school and evening social, educational and recreational programming to providing help to families through self-help support groups like Parents Together; from our Youth Leadership program to school-based youth and family counselling - BGC South Vancouver Island staff show kids and families they care and they are there to help. Our programs have evolved far beyond the traditional “drop-ins” to include specialized services for specific sectors of “at risk” youth.

It’s not easy being a kid today. The problems they face are complex.

For the first time in decades, today’s generation is expected to be worse off than their parents. Obesity and inactivity, anxiety and mental health, recreational drug use and alcoholism, hunger and food instability, homelessness and bullying at school all put too many futures at risk.

Many of these problems are compounded by poverty which is considered the biggest obstacle facing our kids today.

That’s why the BGCV exists: to bring kids and families together in a community where they feel accepted and welcome—a place where they belong.

At BGC South Vancouver Island, we give children and youth the chance to Dream Big.

As part of Canada’s largest child and youth serving agency, BGC South Vancouver Island is a charitable, community supported organization dedicated to helping children and youth.

As a leading provider of quality programs for children and youth, BGC South Vancouver Island offers transformative experiences that are accessible, reliable and open to all with a focus on providing safe places where kids can develop confidence, gain skills, and experience success so they can reach their best potential in life.

We can’t do it alone.  We need your help.

Every year, donors like you help BGC South Vancouver Island break down barriers by providing financial assistance to kids and their families who need it most, so they can belong to a connected, engaged and healthy community.

As a successful charity for 61 years, we rely on generous donations by individuals, businesses, and community partners to help us make BGC South Vancouver Island programs affordable for everyone.  With your help, we can remain open to all and ensure that no one is turned away from our services.

By making a donation large or small, you can join hundreds of BGC South Vancouver Island supporters, who believe in creating opportunities for a better life for children and youth.  Everyone has a role to play, and every gift makes a difference.

Interested in finding out more about BGC South Vancouver Island? Visit us online at


301-1195 Esquimalt Rd


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