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Thanks to the generous support of the Royal Bank of Canada through a partnership with Healthy Minds Canada, 10 Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada received a $5,000 grant in 2012 to run the FRIENDS programs which are designed to build emotional resilience and anxiety management skills in children and youth.

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“Being able to facilitate the FRIENDS program has helped me better connect with our members and gain a better understanding of where they are coming from and what might be causing their anxiety. I feel it is really important to slow down and teach these skills to help children cope with anxiety, and set the kids up for success.”

Staff member – BGC Airdrie

 

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2012 FRIENDS Program Grant Recipients (10 in total):

  • Alberta: Airdrie, Stettler
  • British Columbia: Okanagan
  • New Brunswick: Dieppe, Miramichi
  • Newfoundland: Gander
  • Nova Scotia: Cole Harbour
  • Ontario: Durham, Kingston
  • Saskatchewan: Saskatoon

 

Similar programs were run in 2011. Click here to download the full report from our 2012 BGCC program.