Over fifty years ago, dedicated and visionary members of the Rotary Club of Brantford recognized the need for quality program and recreation opportunities for children and youth and opened Brantford's "Boys Club" in the downtown core.  BGC BRANTFORD now serves thousands of children and youth from across the city and operates in multiple locations to better meet the needs of families in  diverse neighbourhood's.

BGC BRANTFORD has grown into one of Brantford's most established and effective youth service organizations and looks forward to continuing to enhance our capacity to serve the community and meet neighbourhood needs.  We are proud of our history of leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for children and youth to reach their full potential in life, by supporting their healthy physical, educational and social development.

Our Vision

All children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.


BGC BRANTFORD is a leading provider of afterschool and critical hours programs, recognized for significantly contributing to the healthy development of young people - especially those who need us most.  With families and other partners in the community we help children grow up to be:




Successful in Life

Our Mission

BGC BRANTFORD provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Core Values

Belonging - we welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships

Respect - we ensure that everyone - children, youth, families, volunteers and staff is heard, respected, valued and treated fairly

Encouragement & 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

Board of Directors

2021 - 2022

President - Keith Tollar

Vice President - Derek Sinko

Secretary - Carolyn Kaminsky

Treasurer - Brian Stephen

Members - John McVicar - Marcia DeDominicis - Lance Calbeck and James Albert

Proudly Supported By:

Brant United Way

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