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Medavie’s COVID-19 Response Update: Reconnecting children and youth to healthy, active living


As part of our ongoing efforts to support Canadian communities during COVID-19, I am pleased to update you on a partnership that will re-connect young people with healthy active living. 

BGC Canada (formerly Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada)

BGC Canada is Canada’s largest child and youth serving charitable organization. BGC Clubs “work where they are needed”, serving over 200,000 Canadian children and youth, and their families in over 736 locations nationwide. Through adventure, play and discovery, the Clubs encourage and empower children and youth to develop healthy lifestyles, a life-long passion for learning, leadership and life skills, and a sense of social responsibility.

As part of our goal to increase Canadians’ access to healthy living, Medavie has invested $500,000 to support BGC Clubs across Canada to help young people recover from the impact of the pandemic by reconnecting them with their local Clubs’ recreational programs and opportunities to be physically active. 

Provided through the Medavie Health Foundation, the funding will be used to hire staff and increase young people’s participation in recreation programs, adapt programs and facilities for public health protocols, and support other initiatives that help Canadian youth stay active and live well. 

We are proud to support the Clubs in engaging young people in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirts, and nurture their self-esteem.

Learn about the Clubs and their local impacts in a new story published on

Feel free to share with your colleagues and friends. And, while you’re visiting this page, consider checking out the rest of Our Stories, a section on our website highlighting the people, projects and initiatives that are helping to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. New stories are added regularly. 

Joanne Kviring
Executive Director
Medavie Health Foundation

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