Who We Are

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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

Our Core Values

In our work with children, youth, families, and communities, all BGC Clubs are guided by the following Core Values. These Core Values are the standard by which all BGC Clubs, services are measured.


We welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships


We ensure that everyone – children, youth, families, volunteers, staff – is heard, respected, valued and treated fairly

Encouragement and 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

Our Track Record

Since December 1960, BGC South Vancouver Island (BGCSVI), (formerly Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria), has been helping children and youth discover, develop and achieve their best potential as adults, leaders and citizens in our community. We create innovative programs that address and meet the ever-changing needs of our local children and youth. We offer a safe, supportive place to belong where children and youth can have fun, experience new opportunities, build positive relationships, learn valuable skills and develop confidence and capability along the way. Our programs build on each child and youth’s unique strengths and engage them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirits encouraging healthy living, personal growth, learning, skills development and community involvement.