Grow With Us - Social Programs & Life Skills

We are very happy to bring virtual programming into your family's home! The BGCL staff team has been working hard over the last few weeks to develop interactive and fun virtual program experiences.

Our virtual programs are held at specific times and in an interactive way. This is important as we want to offer valuable social interactions to your kids where they get to spend time with two of our trained staff and other kids.

Our virtual programs are designed to keep your child engaged for 90-120 minutes and introduce them to fun activities and friends their age.

Quick Facts

Your child will join a virtual group through Zoom with two live BGCL staff and other children their age in a cohort of no more than 8 kids. Each week, for eight weeks, for 90-120 minutes each program session, your child will laugh, play, connect and learn with their cohort. BGCL staff have designed highly interactive and fun sessions tailored to your child’s age.

Virtual programs are a great way for your child to connect with their friends, make new friends, while being creative and learning new skills.

Download the poster here for a quick overview of what each virtual program offers!

Staff Contacts:

Ages: Varies from program to program - see chart below for details

All genders are encouraged to participate!

Cost: Free - No cost for this program, (a BGCL membership is not required)

Virtual Program - Hours:

Guys Group will start the week of March 30th, 2021 and end the week of May 18th, 2021.

Girl Talk and S.T.E.A.M. Ahead will start the week of April 6th, 2021 and end the week of May 26th, 2021

Day & Time Ages Program Name
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 10 to 13 years old Girl Talk
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 9 to 13 years old Guys Group
Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 8 to 13 years old S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

**Please note** Access to a computer (or a device that has a webcam and microphone) and internet connection is required. If assistance is needed with access to devices or the internet, please contact Nadine Harrison at

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This program is brought to you by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada.

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For information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada, please visit their website here.

For information about Employment and Social Development Canada, please visit their website here.

Equipment You'll Need:

Your child(ren) will need access to a computer or tablet during the session. We will be using the platform Zoom. You will receive a link prior to the session, along with a password, through which you can join the meeting - you won't need to register for a Zoom account to participate.

For some activities, materials may be things you have at home. Generally plastic bags, towels, rolled up socks, paper, crayons and color pencils. Also recycled material like egg cartons, glass containers, etc. Prior to each week of program, a list will be sent out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register my child for more than one virtual program?

Yes - please note that Girl Talk and Guys Group will operate at the same time as each other - Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

What if I have a younger/older child at home?

Siblings that don't yet meet the age limit can certainly be present and watch the session too. However, only the child registered will be able to actively take part in the session.

What does a typical program session look like?

Each week of program and program is unique with a different fun theme. Staff create a specific program for the group of kids they are working with that meets their developmental needs and their unique interests.

More Questions or Concerns?

Please contact our staff:

Register today!

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Funding Partners:

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