PROFILE: St.Mary Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

cropped-ntkbgc-logo-smallerThe Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs is a non-profit organization based in the city of Toronto. The Club’s Founding Partner, The Kiwanis Club of Toronto, established the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs (TKBGC) in 1921. TKBGC’s historic facility, a church originally built in 1921 at 101 Spruce St., was purchased by the Kiwanis Club of Toronto in 1939. TKBGC incorporated as a not-for profit organization, separate from the Kiwanis Club of Toronto in 1992. Since then, they have helped over 50,000 inner-city children and youth reach their full-potential.

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Camp Counselor Tanner runs a game of “Recess” in the St. Mary’s playgrounds.

 

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Campers take a break from running under the sun.

The TKBGC summer camp is ran at the intersection of Bathurst and Richmond (20 Portugal Sq.) and serves as an escape from summer boredom for children ages 6-10. This camp gives children the opportunity to socialize, participate in physical activity,  engage in literary studies, as well as access to nutritional diets. With staff educated in fun, enjoyment is both ensured and encouraged.

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Staff prepare for Pancake Day with the kids!

There are many unique and exciting events everyday like pancake day! Through events like this it is clear that the kids love their counselors, and their counselors love working with them. For more information, click here and visit their official site!

The Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs offers a diverse, quality, inclusive, safe summer experience! Children and Youth will have access to a variety of programs and learning experiences designed to meet their needs and interests!

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FOY Staff: L-R Nicca, Anithra, and Deborah (NEIL Centre)

Summary:

Organization:
Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

Location:
St Mary Elementary School
20 Portugal Square, Toronto, ON M6J 3P2

Dates/Times:
July 4th – August 25th, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Age:
11 – 13 yrs
14+ (Leaders in Training)

Contact Information:
stmary@believeinkids.ca 
416-925-2243 ext.40

Website:
http://www.believeinkids.ca/

 

 

4 thoughts on “PROFILE: St.Mary Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

  1. It is wonderful to read of such great things happening in a place that has so much history!

    Peace, Joy, Hope, Charity, Appreciation and Humility, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary Catholic Academy, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.” “Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.” – John Mark Green ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*** ________________________________

  2. As one of the Focus On Youth staff, working with the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club was defintely an experience I will never forget; going on the field trips, participating in the games/activities and forming new bonds with the kids were some of the best highlights of working there. I had a fun and enjoyable summer.

  3. What a great video. I would like to thank this year’s Focus on Youth students for doing such an amazing job at Camp. Camp would not have been the same without them!

  4. Every year FOY sends the most wonderful students to work with us. This year was no exception! The girls were fabulous. They were professional, courteous and full of life. The children and staff loved them with. We are missing them very much today as their time with us is over for the year. Thank you for sending us such wonderful students. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors

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