BGC Toronto Kiwanis
The Kiwanis Club of Toronto has a deep and substantial partnership and relationship with the BGC Toronto Kiwanis, which runs programs throughout the year at their locations.
Our Club established the BGC Toronto Kiwanis 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. BGC incorporated as a not-for profit organization, separate from the Kiwanis Club of Toronto in 1992. Since then, BGC has helped over 50,000 inner-city children and youth reach their full-potential.
After 90 years this warm place was showing its age. The Clubhouse was temporarily closed for a $7.5 million redevelopment project in 2009. During those capacity-building years, TKBGC opened six additional program sites in the Regent Park community. The ambitious two-year capital improvement project ended on January 26, 2012 when 101 Spruce Street re-opened as The Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs Miles & Kelly Nadal Youth Centre.
Please visit their website for more information.
Opportunity Changes Everything Campaign
Renovations of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) at 2 Lancaster Avenue are currently underway!
We urge you to donate to the Opportunity Changes Everything campaign to help fund the capital improvements and programming at the CYC. With your support, we can provide good kids with better opportunities. If interested, please reach out to Art Eggleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Dunlop (email@example.com)
Please see the campaign brochure for more information.
Global Medic is a registered Canadian charity that provides disaster relief and life-saving humanitarian aid. The Kiwanis Club of Toronto has had the great opportunity to partner with Global Medic for Kiwanis One Day over the past 3 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic in 2021, our Club, along with other Kiwanis GTA clubs, safely gathered together to pack emergency food kits and donated funds to help Syria.
Staples Canada has a history of helping children and youth in Canada through their annual charitable back-to-school program. The Kiwanis Club of Toronto has benefitted from this program as a result of the generous donations of Staples’ customers to the cause. The funds donated from the back-to-school program are used to buy school supplies for students in need.
Service Leadership Programs
Kiwanis International is a “family” of organizations that focus on good citizenship, community service and building future leaders.
U of T Circle K
Community service is an important aspect of the university experience. Circle K International is a community service organization led by students on university and college campuses.
The U of T Circle K is an important partner of Toronto Kiwanis, where the student members of initiate service projects and community service activities throughout the school year. Our club works through an adviser to coordinate our club’s participation with their activities. We also have members work with us on major service programs and fundraisers.
Learn more at http://www.utorontocirclek.weebly.com
Attention high school students!
Build character through service and leadership with a Key Club at your school. Since 1925, Key Clubs around the world have transformed high school students to become the world’s next class of leaders. Begin your journey today. Find out more about Joining a Key Club or Starting a Key Club. If you need help from the Kiwanis Club of Toronto in starting a Key Club in Toronto, please contact us!
Toronto AKTION Club
The Toronto Aktion Club was organised in 2002 and chartered in 2003. This service club provides 10,000+ hours of community service and helps raise $10,000+ annually. The club is a Service Leadership Program of Kiwanis International with 500 Aktion clubs and 12,000 members worldwide.
The Toronto Aktion Club meets on the first Monday of the month at lunchtime (except when it’s a holiday, then they meet on the 3rd Monday). Plus they have regular and frequent community service opportunities/activities throughout the city.
If you would like to financially support the Aktion Club, click Donate Now, then select the “Toronto Aktion Club” option from the options on the Foundation page.
Learn more about Aktion Clubs and the difference they make to their communities and in the lives of adults with disabilities. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Toronto Kiwanis Aktion Club, please contact us.