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With deep roots in the English-speaking community in Verdun since 1959, BGC Dawson is a safe and supportive community centre that offers a wide range of educational, recreational, and social programs.

Mission, Vision & Core Values

Our Mission

To provide a safe and supportive place where children, youth, adults, and seniors can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.

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Our Mission
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Our Vision

All members of the community discover and achieve their dreams to be healthy, successful, and active participants in society.

Our Core Values

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We welcome everyone in a safe, accepting environment based on belonging and positive relationships.

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Working Together

We collaborate with young people, adults, families, seniors, volunteers, organizations and government to support meaningful participation and positive contributions in the community.


We ensure that everyone – children, youth, adults, seniors, volunteers, staff – is heard, valued and treated fairly.

Encouragement and Empowerment

We encourage and support each individual to explore, learn, and develop skills to allow them to achieve their dreams.

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Speaking out

We advocate for children, youth, families, and seniors so that we can make our world better.

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