We cultivate/grow rugby
The British Columbia Grassroots rugby Foundation (BC GRF) is a rugby-centred community development non-profit organization that uses rugby as a tool for social good. The community rugby program relies on strong relationships with local rugby clubs, community groups, schools, and municipalities, to ensure that youth in priority neighbourhoods have opportunities to participate in safe touch rugby over the spring and summer months. BC GRF works to provide opportunities for youth & children from all ethnic backgrounds, low-income families, indigenous communities, immigrants, person’s with disabilities, and vulnerable youth to participate in pro-social development through organized sport. BC GRF, a registered non-profit organization since 2019, aims to build community through rugby and help build resilience in youth. Many of the children that will undergo the BC GRF curriculum are typically underrepresented youth and/or from low socioeconomic families and regions around Vancouver Island. BC GRF highly respects, The Accessible Canada Act, British Columbia Accessibility Act, & Canadian Human Rights Act and operates as an inclusive organization free of barriers creating communities, workplaces, and services that enable all people to participate fully.