Our Vision, Guiding Principles and Core Values

Vision Word

Children, youth and families will be connected, confident, resilient, empowered and enjoy enriched lives.

Gp Word            

A Unique Approach to Helping Children
BGCCA key strengths are in working with young people. Boys and Girls Clubs focus on the positive potential of every child and believe in kids! Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area understands the fundamental importance of nurturing young people’s self-esteem by engaging them in activities that challenge and enrich their minds, bodies and spirits.            

A Safe , Enriching and Fun Place to Go When School is Out 

Clubs offer children through to young adulthood, a safe place to channel energies into positive, challenging activities that encourage personal growth, learning, community involvement and healthy living.

BGCCA holds strong core values, which guide work with children and youth and teach kids the importance of mutual respect, teamwork and being socially responsible.

Available and affordable to all Children
Club programs are accessible and affordable to all children. Membership fees are low and financial assistance is provided when needed. Clubs provide services that meet the unique needs of young people and families throughout the community. Many services also support vulnerable or "at-risk" children and youth.

Connected to Community Needs
Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area (BGCCA) has been rooted in the Cochrane and Western Rockyview County communities for more than 20 years. BGCCA has extensive experience in mobilizing resources to create programs for children and teens that address the unique needs of individual communities. This approach helps strengthen communities so that they become better places to live for all children and youth.

Professional Staff and Dedicated Volunteers
Boys and Girls Clubs of Cochrane and Area (BGCCA) is managed by experienced career professionals trained in child and youth development. Over 65 volunteers annually assist club staff in providing positive role models for our young people.

Mission Word

The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Values Word

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


We welcome everyone in 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.


We encourage and support every child and youth to play, learn and grow to achieve their dreams.


We work together with young people, families, volunteers, our communities and government.


We speak out with children, youth and families so that we can make our world better.



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