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A-Zone / Club de Garçons et Filles/Moncton Boys & Girls Club Inc.

  • Status:
  • Main Communities Served:
    Children, Youth, Ages: 6-18 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    New Brunswick, 9 communities including low income housing areas in Moncton 
  • Languages:
    English, French 
  • Arts Focus:
    The arts disciplines offered are music, dance, drama, photography, movie making, creative writing, painting, and drawing. 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    It has a permanent art studio within a building that the Boys and Girls Club owns. It is a drop-in. It offers registered classes, which are free. It has many events and art shows. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life. 
  • ArtBridging Section:
    Boys and Girls Club of Moncton is interested in partnering or doing outreach with other community arts initiatives. As it is an established community arts program, it is interested in sistering/linking with other emerging/established intiatives to share information with.
  • Additional Info:
    The A-Zone is really good at outreach. Staff go out each night with their bus and pick up 100 kids from 9 surrounding communities. There is a problem with accessibility because most kids can’t walk to the club because there are highways in the way. The distance for a full bus run is 15km (round-trip), and the maximum distance of any community is 9km away.

    They are known for their amazing variety of arts and music, as well as their transportation service for the children and youth; which makes this free arts program highly accessible. Its strengths are its welcoming environment for New Canadians, French, English and Indigenous who can all come together. Its goals this year are to recruit members of the retiring community to volunteer. Its challenges this year are staff/volunteer turnover and funding. It really needs a second bus so they can reach all 9 communities every night in order to conduct outreach.

    They also have a photography and visual arts program called "Context" which helps children with mental health issues. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Daniel LeBlanc, Executive Director 
  • Phone:
    (506) 853-7356 
  • Main Contact Email: 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    15 Everett Street
    Moncton, NB  E1C 3Z6 

Last updated on 2014-04-09 16:40:45. Photos credit of: Daniel LeBlanc - Submitted by: ArtBridges interview with Daniel LeBlanc, Executive Director on January 18, 2010.