Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC

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Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC (BGC) has been serving children, youth, and their families in the Lower Mainland for over 80 years. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. In all our work, we are guided by the core values of belonging, respect, encouragement and support, working together, and speaking out. At our 12 neighbourhood-based Clubs, our young professional staff and trained volunteers connect with children and youth on the kids’ terms, beginning the process of letting them know that they matter, that they are accepted, and that they belong. To kids, the Club feels like a place where they can hang out with their friends (and make new ones!), and do the things that they want to do. The outcomes? They build positive relationships, develop healthy living behaviours, do better at school, and have opportunities to lead. This all happens through a wide range of activities that are not only of interest to kids, but good for them, too: organized sports and physical activity, homework clubs, creative arts and crafts, cooking and nutrition programs, and leadership development. To complete the picture, BGC offers a wilderness summer camp (Camp Potlatch), youth substance abuse counselling, youth and family counselling, employment programs, and parent programs to further support our children, youth, and families, depending on their circumstances. With all our services, BGC maintains a policy that no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay so that money is never an issue. Across the Lower Mainland we currently serve 1,000 kids per day, and more than 12,000 children, youth, and families annually.


  • map-point2875 St. George St., Vancouver BC, V5T3R8

  • map-point(604) 879-6554

  • map-pointhttp://www.bgcbc.ca

  • map-pointContact person: Marcie Mark

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 819599713RR0001

  • map-point124 full-time staff

  • map-pointmmark@bgcbc.ca

2017 Revenues: $11,283,569

<b>72307</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>3195456</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>16479</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>6273866</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>1725461</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2017 Expenditures: $11,447,873

<b>10916098</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>0</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>531775</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2017 Year End: $3,257,637

<b>104963</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>925337</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>2221192</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>6145</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2017 Year End: $1,657,746

<b>950477</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>707269</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC's headquarters is located at 2875 St. George St., Vancouver BC, V5T3R8.

Breakdown of Programs

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