About Us

About Us

Opportunity Changes Everything

For almost one hundred years, BGC Ottawa, a registered charity, has provided programming directly to children and youth in vulnerable neighbourhoods.

FREE Community-based services. Positive relationships. Life-changing programs. As one of Ottawa’s largest child and youth-serving charitable organizations, BGC Ottawa provides vital programs and services to an annual average of 4,500 young Members each year. The Club serves 19 neighbourhoods. We have 4 full capacity Clubhouses and satellite locations throughout the city.

We provide safe, supportive places where all kids and teens, of all backgrounds, can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, and develop confidence and skills for life. From anti-racism to Reconciliation to LGBTQ2S+, food security to scholarships to job readiness, our Clubs battle systemic issues with systemic solutions—equity, acceptance, support, opportunity. BGC Ottawa is about Systemic Opportunity.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

All children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be their best selves.

Our Values


We welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships.


We ensure that everyone - children, youth, families, volunteers, staff - is heard, valued, and treated fairly.


We encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn, and grow to achieve their dreams.

Working Together

We work together with young families, volunteers, our communities, and government.

Speaking Out

We speak out for our children, youth, and families, so that we can make our world better.

Quick Facts

• BGC Ottawa has been offering innovative youth programs since 1923.
• BGC Ottawa provides programs for kids aged 6 to 18.
• BGC Ottawa operates 4 Main Clubhouses, 1 summer camp, and multiple satellite locations.
• BGC Ottawa Membership and programs are completely FREE.

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is a registered charity.  Charitable Registration # 118814565 RR0001

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