On the heels of an exceptional year of “firsts,” BBYO is proudly celebrating its growth in membership and successful teen programming in Canada during the 2017-2018 school year. Home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the world, BBYO achieved a variety of milestones across Canada this year, including:
- Surpassing BBYO Canada membership goals beyond 1,000 teens, reflecting a 20% year-over-year growth rate;
- Launching a new year-round program in Vancouver, designed to establish a foothold in the region and relive BBYO’s rich history in the Greater Vancouver area, as well as forging a partnership with the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (JCCGV) including a new BBYO/JCC shared staff position;
- Boasting record-breaking attendance by Canadian teens at BBYO International Convention (IC), including participation in a Canadian National Summit and a special video address by The Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada;
- Establishing BBYO’s premier Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) summer program at Camp B’nai B’rith of Montreal, for the first time.
Teens across Canada participate in local programs and activities on a regular basis, which are planned by their peers, and programs include service, social, and educational components as well as larger BBYO regional conventions and international programs.