BGC Toronto Kiwanis mourns the death of the 215 children from Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation.
As an organization that emphasizes being a safe and inclusive space for all kids and teens, we are horrified at the news that has come out of the Kamloops community.
This heart-breaking news is a painful reminder of our country’s past. The tragedy of residential schools is not “history”—it is an ongoing trauma for families and communities. And it should be a wake up call for all of us—a reminder that we must create a different future. We must do more.
The month of June is Indigenous History Month in Canada, and BGC Toronto Kiwanis encourages that this month be used as an opportunity to learn and advocate for our Indigenous community.
June is also Pride Month! Today, and every day, BGC Toronto Kiwanis opens our doors and welcomes all kids and teens. We will continue to use our platform and our voice to ensure the LGBTQ2+ community is supported and heard.
Join our 100th Annual General Meeting!
On Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30PM, BGC Toronto Kiwanis will host our 100th Annual General Meeting (AGM) via Zoom. We encourage all parents to attend!
BGC Toronto Kiwanis will also be releasing our 2020 Annual Report in the coming weeks. Continue to check our social media, website, and your inbox for updates.
100 Stories, Celebrating 100 Years
Our first interview is now LIVE! We sat down with Sydney & Juliet John-Baptiste to discuss the impact that BGC Toronto Kiwanis had on the mother-daughter duo.
Sydney is a former member of the Club, and currently is a member of our part-time staff, while also sitting on BGC Canada’s National Youth Council. Juliet, is a former Club parent, volunteer, and member of our Board.
Listen to our conversation below.
Interested in participating in the 100 Stories campaign? Email Julia McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Camp begins July 5!
Our in-person summer camp will begin on July 5 and run until August 27! Parents, there is still time to register for Summer Camp.
Please Note: Summer Camp was expected to run from June 28 – August 20. Summer Camp will now begin and end one week later.
This year, BGC Toronto Kiwanis Summer Camp will be offered at our 101 Spruce Street Club, TP Loblaw at St.Mary Club, AND Rose Avenue Public School!
We are so excited to be able to expand our summer camp throughout the St.Jamestown and Cabbagetown communities.
Beginning June 7th, you can now register your child(s) for 2021/22 After-School Program. All Club locations will have a set capacity (identified below), once registration capacity is met, remaining registrants will be put on a waitlist until a spot becomes available.
If your child/children is given a spot you will be contacted to confirm your registration and subsequently charged our program fee. All other members will remain on a waitlist until spots become available.
After-School Program will begin on Monday, September 13, 2021.
Please Note: After-School Program start dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Club Location Capacity 101 Spruce Street Club – Children’s Program: 60 members 101 Spruce Street Club – After-School Youth Program: 20 members 101 Spruce Street Club – Evening Youth Program: 30 members TP Loblaw at St.Mary Catholic School Club – Children’s Program: 60 members Dundas P.S. Club – Children’s Program: 45 members St. Paul Catholic School Club – Children’s Program: 35 members
June Staff Spotlight
In our June Staff Spotlight, our team is shouting out Christina! Christina came to BGC Toronto Kiwanis in March 2021 from BGC Eastview to help support our Club offering Kid Tech Nation virtually.
We are so grateful for the virtual support from Christina, and are sad to see her go as she returns to BGC Eastview.
Learn more about Christina below!
How long have you worked with BGC Toronto Kiwanis? I have been working with BGCTK since March 2021.
If you could live somewhere else in the world, where would it be? Japan.
What do you love most about your job? I love working at BGC TK because I get to help children learn new coding skills. I also love working with this team to help the children grow to find their true potential and bringing that into reality.
What is your favourite indoor/outdoor activity? I enjoy playing soccer outdoors, and indoors I enjoy making arts and crafts.
Do you have a favourite line from a movie? Spider-Man; “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.”
Please stay safe. While we are physically separate, let us stay socially connected.