Founded in 1999 as the Whitehorse Youth Centre Society, BGC Yukon have been full members of the national movement since 2008. What started as a grassroots society operating out of a trailer has grown into an organization developing and leading after-school programs, Early Childhood Education programs, and other community supports for youth.
Children, youth, and families are struggling with an increasing number of social and economic pressures in the Yukon and across Canada, and the need for for personal and social development programs that support and complement community services is more pressing than ever, and our community role as
valuable as ever.
In our work with children, youth, families, and communities, all BGCs are guided by the following Core Values. These are the standard by which all BGC services are measured. Belonging: We welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships. Respect: We ensure that everyone - children, youth, families, volunteers, staff - is heard, respected, valued, and treated fairly.
Encouragement and Support: We encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn, and grow to achieve their dreams. Working Together: We work together with young people, families, volunteers, our communities, and government. Speaking Out: We speak out with children, youth, and families so that we can make our world better.