Boys and Girls Club nominated for business ethics award
The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGC) has been nominated for a Better Business Bureau 2012 Not for Profit Business Ethics Award.
The award presentation will be made at Calgary’s Heritage Park on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
“We are completely honoured,” said Denisa Sanness, executive director of the BGC. “We are being recognized as a strong, ethical organization… it is really nice that someone recognized (us).”
Sanness said the BGC operates under three main guiding principles, which she dubs the “three Rs.”
“Respect yourself, respect others and respect your community, that is how we approach our members and staff,” said Sanness. “Any teachable moment or any issue that we address is going back to those three Rs.”
Sanness added accountability is important within the organization.
“We all make mistakes, but we use those teachable moments,” she said. “We are trying to make that environment that is like family. We are in the business of supporting children and communities… we work at being a good place to be.”
The BGC has about 27 full-time, part-time and casual staff and numerous volunteers. Last year the organization, which is governed by a board of directors, received visits from 469 youth.
In Airdrie, the not-for-profit organization has two separate locations - The Centre, a facility located in the Ron Ebbessen Arena that caters to local teens; and the BGC’s Allen Street location, which provides programming to kids ages six to 12.
For more information visit www.bgcairdrie.com