Race for Kids - Impact Stories

Impact Stories

Our impact is measured by the improved life outcomes of each child we touch. Because of you, we are making a visible difference to the lives of young people in communities across Canada. Here are just a few examples of how we are changing lives.
Teens learn a lot, laugh a lot, GIVE A LOT

“It’s really cool being on the other side, learning how everything works,” Bernard says. “You can learn a lot from kids.” Bernard was one of three 17-year-olds who combined their energy and positivity to inspire younger teens at the Boys and Girls Club of Dawson Community Centre this summer. Be...

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You Can Plan On It

Shanel credits the Boys and Girls Club youth councils with her decision to study special event planning at George Brown College. “The Ontario Youth Council is where I discovered that I loved planning,” says the 19-year-old member of Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough and first-year college student. “It...

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Belonging Warms Newcomer's First Canadian Winter

“It wasn’t really cold. It was only about minus 10.”   Dhruv sounds like a winter-savvy Canadian talking about his first time on skis. You’d never guess that the 9-year-old had just moved to Edmonton from Bangalore, India a few months earlier. Along with nearly 100 others from Edmonton area Boy...

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Youth Finding Their Voice

Boys and Girls Club youth are making their voices heard on social issues—and they’re doing it in the most creative ways imaginable.Made possible by the generous support of the Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, 10 Boys and Girls Clubs received a $6,000 Creation Nation—Youth Take Charge gr...

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