Welcome to BGCTK Parent Resource Hub!
From member documents to at-home activities, this page is a one-stop shop for our BGC Toronto Kiwanis parents. Check out our Club Resources and Educational Resources below.
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Below you will find important information and resources specific to BGC Toronto Kiwanis Clubs. This includes information regarding Club policies & procedures, events, and program resources.
Welcome Package (2022-2023) | Click Here
New Member Welcome Package (2021/2022) | Click Here
Online Registration Support
Our online registration portal, TraxSolutions, has put together a series of videos to walk you through KidTrax. View any of the videos by clicking the link below.
BGC Toronto Kiwanis recognizes that parents have an extremely important and challenging role. We want to do our best to help parents feel supported and educated, in turn supporting and educating their children.
Our team has put together resource lists to help parents navigate educating themselves and their children on societal issues and topics.
Black History Month Resources
PBS: Celebrating Black Leaders
How to Celebrate Black History Month
45 Books to teach Children about Black History
Resources for Kids and Families
Black History Activities for Kids
- Sesame Street: We’re Different, We’re the Same (Child Friendly Resource)
- Sesame Street x CNN: Elmo and his Dad discuss Racism and Protesting (Child Friendly Resource)
- Sesame Street: Whoopi’s Skin & Elmo’s Fur (Child Friendly Resource)
- Systemic Racism Explained
- Talking to Children About Racism (Parent Resource)
- 100 Race-Conscious Things to Say to your Child (Parent Resource)
- Across Boundaries – Mental Health Supports for Racialized Communities
- Black Lives Matter Organization
Parent Resource Books
- Beyond the Golden Rule – PDF (Parent Resource)
- 30 Books to Help Teach Children About Racism (Parent Resource)
- All are welcome by Alexandra Penfold
- We’re different, We’re the same by Bobbi Kates
- The Day you begin by Jacqueline Woodson
- The skin you live in by Michael Tyler
- The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
- One big Heart by Linsey Davis
- The Legendary Miss Lena Horne Solid by Carole Boston Weatherford
- Ida B. Wells: Discovering History’s Heroes by Diane Bailey
- Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change by Robin Stevenson
Young Adult Books
- We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
- We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
- The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
- Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
- Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
- On the Come up by Angie Thomas
- The Marrow Thieves by Cherle Dimallne
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and you: a remix of the national book award-winning stamped from the beginning by Jason Reynolds, Ibram Kendl
- How it went Down by Kekla Magoon
- UN: Free & Equal (Child Friendly Resource)
- LGBTQ Definitions for Children | Welcoming Schools
- 8 family-friendly ways to celebrate Pride Month
- Pride 123 by Michael Joosten
- It feels good to be yourself: A book about gender identity by Theresa Thorn
- My Two moms and Me by Michael Joosten
- All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
- Julian is a mermaid by Jessica Love
- The Extraordinaries by Tj Klune
- Even if we Break by Marieke Nijkamp
- Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill
- Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Community Support Resources
SEEN Collaborative- Parent Guideline
Residents who need to access, or are seeking information on, social and community supports and services, should call 211 for non-emergency requests and information. 211 is a 24/7 web and help line.
- City of Toronto – Economic Support & Recovery
The City of Toronto has put together a list of resources which can be used to help minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help get Toronto residents back on their feet. Click here to learn more.
- City of Toronto – Affected City Services & Facilities
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto has cancelled most City-operated programs and closed a number of City facilities. Click here to determine what city services have been affected, and what remains open.
- City of Toronto – Find Youth Services
The City of Toronto has put together a map, highlighting organizations that are dedicated in offering a variety of services to youth. These services include, life skills, justice & legal support, mental wellness, substance abuse, and LGBTQ2+ support. Click here to learn more.
Food Bank Resources
- Daily Bread Food Bank – Allan Gardens
Open Thursdays & Fridays from 1-3:30PM
Call 416-924-9619, or email for additional information.
- The Salvation Army – 77 River Street
Food Bank open Monday & Wednesday Mornings (Appointment Only).
Call 416-304-1982 for more info.
- Yonge Street Mission – Davis Centre
Emergency Food Packages for Community Members – Tuesday-Friday from 10AM-12PM, 1-3PM
Food Bank (Bagged Groceries) for Registered Clients (Appointment Only).
Call 416-929-9614 ext 3200, email , or visit www.ysm.ca
- St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Regent Park Community Services – 509 Dundas Street East
Food Bank – Monday & Thursday from 10-11:30AM
Call 416-368-9180, email, or visit www.stbartstoronto.ca
- WoodGreen Community Services – 650 Queen Street East Site
Food Bank – Takeaway meals available Tuesdays from 11AM-1PM.
Call 416-645-6000 ext 2500, email, or visit www.woodgreen.org/services/programs/housing-help-centre/
- Covenant House Toronto – 20 Gerrard Street East
Takeaway meals available Monday-Sunday from 12:30-3:30PM
Call 416-598-4898, email, or visit www.covenanthousetoronto.ca
Mental Health Supports
- Crisis Services Canada – available 24/7
Call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645. Click here for more info.
- Distress Centre of Greater Toronto – hotline available 24/7
Call 416-408-4357, 24/7
Text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight
Translation is available in many languages for crisis calls only. Click here for more info.
- Kids Help Phone – available 24/7
Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Service is available in English and French. Click here for more info.
- Gerstein Crisis Centre – available 24/7
Translation is available in many languages. Click here for more info.
- St.Stephen’s Community House – Non-Crisis Support Line
Call 647.875.8967 from 12 – 8PM
Click here for more info.
- LGBT Youth Line – Sunday – Friday from 4:00 – 9:30PM
Call 1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275.
Click here for more info.
- Progress Place Warm Line – Monday – Friday from 12PM – 12AM
From 12-8PM call 416-323-372.
From 8PM-12AM call 416-960-9276.
Click here for more info.
- CAMH – Online Addiction and Mental Health Resources
- Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital – Resources