BGC Canada

Boys & Girls club

How we support

Since 2007, WestJet and BGC Canada have partnered together to transform the experiences of young people and staff from Clubs across the country. Through the donation of the gift of flight, BGC Canada and its member Clubs have been able to:

  • offer opportunities for youth and staff to travel to training, activities, and events
  • fundraise to support enriching programs and essential services that benefit young people, their families, and their communities


BGC Canada surprises WestJetter volunteers celebrating World Kindness Day

Whether planning a holiday party, helping out with fundraising events or spending time with Club youth, WestJetters across Canada volunteer their time, energy and creativity with local Clubs to help improve the lives of young people across the country.

To celebrate World Kindness Day in 2019, WestJet Cares for Kids and BGC Canada surprised Winnipeg-based WestJetter volunteers to thank them for bringing kindness into the lives of so many.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary meet Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida

In November 2015, WestJet Cares for Kids surprised 16 Club youth from across North America with the adventure of a lifetime! Eight youth from Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary travelled to Orlando to meet up with eight youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. They visited Walt Disney World, toured the Kissimmee Club and participated in community volunteering. Just when they thought the trip was over, WestJet surprised the youth with a trip back to Calgary! They visited Lake Louise in Banff National Park and spent time in the Calgary Clubs and community.

About BGC Canada

Our partner Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada has become BGC Canada! 

Not because it’s shorter or catchier. Not because it’s trendy. Because BGC Clubs across the country open their doors to all kids and teens and they knew it was more important than ever to make sure their brand reflected that. 

Removing gender from their name modernizes the BGC brand and echoes the inclusive practices they’re known for, without straying too far from their over-a-century history and national brand awareness. And the new branding embraces the fact that they serve young people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities. 

For 120+ years, BGC Canada has been creating opportunities for millions of Canadian kids and teens. As Canada’s largest child and youth serving charitable and community services organization, their Clubs provide life-changing programs and services for young people of all ages at 775 locations nationwide. 

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