More than forty-nine years ago, dedicated and visionary members of the Rotary Club of Brantford recognized the need for quality program and recreation opportunities for children and youth and opened Brantford's "Boys Club" in the downtown core. The Boys & Girls Club of Brantford now serves thousands of children and youth from across the city and operates in multiple locations to better meet the needs of families in diverse neighbourhoods.
The Boys & Girls Club of Brantford has grown into one of Brantford's most established and effective youth service orgnanizations and looks forward to continuing to enhance our capacity to serve the community and meet neighbourhood needs. We are proud of our history of leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for children and youth to reach their full potential in life, by supporting their healthy physical, educational and social development.
All children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.
The Boys & Girls Club of Brantford is a leading provider of afterschool and critical hours programs, recognized for significantly contributing to the healthy development of young people - especially those who need us most. With families and other partners in the community we help children grow up to be:
The Boys & Girls Club of Brantford provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
Belonging - we welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships
Respect - we ensure that everyone - children, youth, families, volunteers and staff is heard, respected, valued and treated fairly
Encouragement & Support - we encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn and grow to achieve their dreams
Working Together - we work together with young people, families, volunteers, our communities and government
Speaking Out - we speak out with children, youth and families so that we can make our world better
President - Trish Kings
Vice President - Greg Anderson
Past President - Steve Portelli
Secretary - Carolyn Kaminsky
Treasurer - Brian Stephen
Member - Rob Dinner
Member - George Campbell
Member - David Bailey
Member - Keith Tollar
Member - John McVicar
Member - Lance Calbeck