History

In November of 2008, a small group of concerned parents gathered together looking to bring programming into our community that would be affordable and available for all children and youth. A service they felt was an area lacking in our community. As a result they began working with the Boys and Girls Club of Canada with the hopes of opening a club in Strathmore. As it was determined that this can be a very lengthy process, the option was put forth to operate a club under the umbrella of the Airdrie Boys and Girls Club. As a result, they officially began programming as the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie – Strathmore Club on July 1, 2009 with summer day camps.

During this time, the program operated out of a donated office and board room from ReMax Horizon. Programs (after school programs, leadership and summer camps) continued to operate in this manner until September 2011. At this time it was determined that the partnership with Airdrie was not working as effectively as hoped (funding issues) and the decision was made to pursue opening an independent Boys and Girls Club. As mentioned previously, the process of obtaining club status through the Boys and Girls club of Canada is a very concentrated application process that can be quite time intensive. In an attempt to ensure that the program could remain active in serving the children and youth in the community the decision was made to register as a separate non-profit charitable organization and continue to operate throughout this process.

On June 9, 2011 The Youth Club of Strathmore was officially incorporated through the Alberta Societies Act with the Alberta Charitable Organization Status being granted on September 7, 2011. It was later renamed to the Strathmore Child, Youth and Family Hub

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