Charities that help struggling Canadians are struggling too


The Globe and Mail recently published an article that outlines the need for federal relief support for some of Canada’s largest serving charities such as the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, and the YMCA. W. Matthew Chater is the national president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. […]

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A Holiday Message from BGC Canada


Owen Charters, President/CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada delivers a holiday message to all our staff, volunteers, donors and supporters.

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HELP support our friends at Kinsmen


The KINSMEN 50/50 lottery is 75% sold out.  Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Dream Home the Kinsmen need to sell out the 50/50 lottery in order to maintain their level of giving in support of community causes.  Youth HQ benefits from Kinsmen every year.  Youth HQ is asking all of our membership and […]

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RSM Canada raises over $23,000 in support of Boys and Girls Club


RSM Canada Birdies For Love Campaign Employees from the local office of RSM Canada recently presented the Boys and Girls Club with a cheque in the amount of $23,273 in support of our community-based programs. The funds were raised through the Birdies for Love campaign conducted throughout the months of September and October.  This was […]

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TELUS supports Boys and Girls Club


TELUS recently presented a cheque to the Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer in the amount of $5,000.  This was made possible by TELUS team members and retirees through the TELUS Payday Lottery Committee donation/sponsorship fund. These funds will be used to enhance security at the North Hill Club and in support of the […]

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Explore the Magic and Wonder of the Holidays


Thank You to NOVA Chemicals Joffre Site Social Club for making it possible for 66 Bigs and Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters to attend the Canadian Tire Magic of Lights event at Castrol Raceway on Sunday, December 6th. The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is 2.5 kilometers of festive and vibrant LED-lighted displays celebrating […]

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Celebrating our VOLUNTEERS


December 5th is International Volunteer Day.  Youth HQ would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the tremendous impacts our volunteers have had on all of our programs.  2020 has been a very challenging year in so many ways, and our volunteers continue to adapt to these challenges by continuing to make a difference in […]

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Home Depot supports 49th Street Youth Shelter through the Orange Door ProjectCampaign


Orange Door Project Campaign to support Youth Shelter Home Depot has announced once again that the annual Orange Door Campaign will once again benefit the 49th Street Youth Shelter.  Funds raised through this campaign will benefit the shelter by providing additional resources and facility enhancements. “Fundraising has been a challenge in 2020 due to COVID-19. […]

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Youth HQ temporarily suspends all in-person activities


NOTICE TO YOUTH HQ FAMILY In response to the Alberta Government’s recent health emergency announcement and introduction of additional restrictions due to COVID-19 Youth HQ will be temporarily suspending all in-person programs and services until further notice. The 49th Street Youth Shelter will continue to remain open and available to all youth and families in […]

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Camp Alexo receives $50,000 in support of facility overhead costs during COVID-19


ALBERTA GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PROGRAM GRANTS $50,000 TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF RED DEER IN SUPPORT OF FACILITY OVERHEAD FUNDING FOR CAMP ALEXO   The Boys and Girls Club and Youth HQ are very pleased to announce this funding support through the Community Initiatives Program.  These funds are for the purpose of addressing facility […]

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