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.
Discovering a passion

If Brandon Funk, 18, tries really hard, he can imagine what his life would have been like without the Boys and Girls Club of Westaskiwin.He doesn’t think he would be at university now, on his way to being a teacher. He wouldn’t have played basketball at high school, or been one of the presidents of his Grade 12 cl...

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Building leadership skills

Sometimes John Neal, 58, a regional and city councillor in Oshawa, Ontario, goes back to Boys and Girls Club of Durham where he spent his crucial teen years and thinks about all the kids who have passed through its doors since it opened nearly five decades ago. “Every inch of it was used and every inch is still used,&r...

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Help in the community

Denise Williams can point to the single story that shows her the remarkable spirit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes. Before her own three boys got involved in the Clubs seven years ago, Williams was office coordinator at a local school where a Boys and Girls Clubs bus brought kids in every day. One morning, a li...

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