About

About

About Us

The Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin, founded in 1988, is a leading provider of programs to children, youth, and their families.  Our Agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated by a professional staff team comprised of an Executive Director, Program Directors, program delivery staff, volunteers, and practicum students.

Over 1000 children, youth, and families access our programs each year in 3 service locations in Wetaskiwin.  In addition, our Intervention Programs service area aligns with the Children's Services service area including the communities of Maskwacis, Camrose, Ponoka, and Rimbey.

Our continuum of services from prevention to crisis intervention support participant's healthy physical, educational, and social development.  Dedicated, trained, and certified staff take an individualized and strengths-based approach with every child.  The Agency creates safe, supportive environments where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence & skills for life.

The Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin is a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, a national movement of clubs in 700 community locations across Canada, currently providing healthy development opportunities to more than 200,000 children, from pre-school to youth adulthood annually.  For over 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have been helping young Canadians discover, develop and achieve their potential.  To learn more, visit www.bgccan.com.

Our History

1988 The Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin registered as a Society with the Province of Alberta. Located upstairs at 5101 - 50 Ave, joining Big Brothers Big Sisters.
1989 Wetaskiwin Youth Centre was formed joining Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club, sharing one govering board.
1992 The Wetaskiwin Youth Centre purchased the building at 5109 - 51 St and relocated there.
1997 Inception of the Family Support Program.
2001 Inception of the Enrichment Program. Hosted the Provincial Conference in March.
2002 Inception of the Supported Summer Day Camp Program.
2005 In partnership with the Anti-Bullying Coalition, an Anti-Bullying Program was offered to the community of Wetaskiwin.
2007 Inception of the Big Brothers Big Sisters In School Mentoring Program.
2008 Inception of Millet Out of School Care Program.
2009 Inception of the Wetaskiwin Early Learning and Child Care Centre located at 4013 - 48 St.
2010 Inception of Licensed Out of Schol Care in Wetaskiwin. Dissolution of Big Brothers Big Sisters Society.
2011 Inception of Stars Mentoring Program. Wetaskiwin Early Learning and Child Care Centre received Accreditation through the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services.
2012 Robert B. Colborne donated the Child Care Centre/Family Support Program building to the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin. Re-named Robert B. Colborne Centre. Inception of Rogers Raising the Grade Program. Inception of Restorative Justice Program.
2013 Inception of Norwood Out of School Care site in partnership with WRPS. Moved to CB Centre in 2017 and re-named Clubhouse Out of School Care.
2014 Boys and Girls Club of Drayton Valley, operated by Wetaskiwin commenced operations with 4 Out of School Care programs.
2016 Out of School Care programs in Drayton Valley received Accreditation. Child Care Centre outdoor space renovation completed.
2017 Colborne family donated vacant land to the society.
2018 Renovation of front entrace and lobby of downtown facility.

Entrance Downtown

Entrance Rbc
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