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Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Launches New SharePoint 2010 Public Website


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Toronto, March 15, 2011 - Envision IT is excited to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Website with Members Portal.  This new site represents part of BGCC’s commitment to provide their stakeholders and the public with a comprehensive resource for learning about the programs, initiatives and ​enduring beneficial impact that Boys and Girls Clubs have on young lives.

The first goal of the site is to tell the stories of the young lives that the movement has positively influenced through the work of their Clubs. Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 200,000 young people and their families in Canada each year. BGCC is an association of over 100 clubs located in 700 communities across Canada. Clubs are in neighbourhoods where they are most needed, in large city centres​, remote rural communities and on First Nations Reserves. Trained, dedicated staff and volunteers provide children and youth with programs in physical recreation, technology, the arts, personal development and more.

The new bilingual site at www.bgccan.com was developed as a SharePoint 2010 publishing and collaboration site. Envision IT designed various custom web parts with online forms for donations, newsletters and alumni signup that are fully integrated with the organization’s CRM database and third-party billing system. A well-structured navigation, improved search and tools such as the Envision IT Image Rotator all contribute to a vastly improved user experience, while forums, blogs, wikis and incorporation of social media help promote collaboration throughout the movement.

The addition of the Envision It Extranet User Manager extends SharePoint functionality by providing BGCC with the necessary tools to create accounts for members, staff and volunteers and then allow them to collaborate selectively inside a secure SharePoint environment. The tool provides password management and lost password retrieval, a landing page for directing external users into their sites, display & management of users’ site access, and web-based account creation and management. The site makes use of audience targeting so that logged in users find the resources they need based on their permissions.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada expects that the new website will encourage partners and donors to get involved and to inspire young people to volunteer and make a difference in their community and in the lives of young people.

Read more about Envision IT's work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

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