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Welcome To BBNC!

Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre is a charitable, multi-service community-based organization offering a broad range of recreational, fitness, social and learning programs to all members of the community.  Led by a locally-elected volunteer board, we welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in our diverse programs and services.


2017 Registration Day Dates

Thursdays (9:00am to 8:00pm)

  • Spring Session: March 23
  • Summer Session: June 15
  • Fall Session: August 24
  • Winter Session: November 23
  • Nursery School 2017-2018 Meet & Greet Sessions: Monday, May 1 to Thursday, May 4 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Nursery School 2017-2018 Registration: Monday, June 5 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

* BBNC reserves the right to amend this schedule.


Our Program Guide

Click here to see our BBNC's Program guide.

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What's New At BBNC?


Workshop: Put Food on the Budget

Hands-on workshop, where you'll explore and discuss livable incomes and urgent action on poverty reduction; ways to add your voice to campaigns so social assistance rate increases. Wednesday, July 12th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. TTC tokens/tickets available, free light refreshments and attendance care. RSVP contacting David at 416 396-7606 or at david@bbnc.ca, or Yusleydys at 416 396-7583 or yusleydys@bbnc.ca

Put Food on the Budget flyer
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Registration is now open! Nursery School

We are passionate about creating the best environment for children to learn and grow and how do we achieve that? We focus on play-based learning approach. The goal is to implement flexibility in our programming so that each child can realize their full potential by indulging their capabilities and curiosities, while learning developing at their own pace. To find more information, click here Call us: 416-396-4310, or email us: contact@bbnc.ca, or visit us: 93 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough.

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Workshop: Self-Advocacy

This workshop will give you: The ability to understand and communitcate your needs and wants to others is a skill all people need. Those who are skilled at self-advocacy are more likely to have a sense of control over their lives and feel more confident and competent. In this introductory workshop, learn about skills of:

  • Speaking up for yourself
  • Making YOUR own decisions
  • Learning how to get information so that YOU can understand things that are of interest to YOU
  • Find out who will support YOUR journey
  • Know your rights & responsibilities
  • Problem solving
  • Listening & learning
  • Reaching out to others when YOU need help and friendships
  • Learning self - determination
Wednesday, July 19th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Location: Kids Corner. RSVP contacting Lisa at 647 347-1710 or at lisa@bbnc.ca.
Self-advocacy workshop flyer
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Workshop: Budgeting On A Fixed Income

Have you had to make decisions between food and a rood over your head?. When? Wednesday August 2nd from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Where? Kids Korner RSVP contacting Lisa at 647 347-1710 or at lisa@bbnc.ca

Put Food on the Budget flyer. Have you struggled with getting from cheque to cheque ? Is this interactive workshop, you have the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of what money means to you where did your thoughts on money come from? From there, begin to learn the financial literacy skills that can assist you in becoming more confident about your Options.
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BBNC needs your help!

New volunteer positions available! Contact Toni Blay at 647-347-1710 or at toni@bbnc.ca. Get the volunteer application clicking here.

Volunteer positions poster. Lead donor outreach volunteer, fundraising committee member, SHARE 365 Good food market assistant, SHARE 365 Good Food Box team lead
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Support Share365 Today!

Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty. Help us achieve it by donating with the message "Share 365". Your donation will provide:

  • School supplies
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Good Food Box for families
  • and much more

Please click in the button below and follow the instructions. Don't forget to write "Share 365" in your message!

Donate to BBNC's SHARE365 program through CanadaHelps. Add 'SHARE365' in message box below your donation amount


Pop Up Market

Come and join us to our second annual Good Food Market and get high quality fruits and vegetables! Every other Wednesday from June until August 2pm-6pm. If you're interested in renting a table to sell your own goods at this event. Please contact Toni Blay at toni@bbnc.ca or 647-347-1710 Space is limited!

Pop Up Market poster. June 7th & 21st July 5th & 19th August 2nd, 16th & 30th From 2:00pm until 6:00pm
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Keeping It Clean

Support those in need in your community, donating personal hygiene and household cleaning supplies. For more information, contact Lisa at lisa@bbnc.ca.

Keep it clean poster. Support the 365, bring your donations into the BBNC anytime between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday or contact us to arrange another time
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Call For New Board Members

We are currently recruiting new Directors to sit on our Board!  Are you a member at BBNC?  Live in the area?  Or just want to give back and make a difference?  We are looking for 2 to 3 Board Members to join our existing Board of 9.  Please Click Here to get more details on the Volunteer position


NEW! Seniors Poverty Animator Network (SPAN)

BBNC's launched our new Seniors Poverty Animator Network (SPAN) in summer, 2016.  Funded by the Province of Ontario, SPAN supports diverse south Scarborough seniors and adults to animate their voices on poverty reduction.  Click here for more information about this program and other programs for older adults.


BBNC Youth Program Takes a New Direction!

BBNC is expanding our youth program's youth development work to build upon the strong community impact of our collaborations with service providers and networks supporting south Scarborough youth.  To this end, BBNC ended a valuable chapter in our centre's story by closing our Youth Drop-in Centre On September 30th, 2016.  Our new name is Youth Development Initiatives (YDI) ProgramClick here for more information about our programs for youth.


BBNC Community Development Program

BBNC works in collaboration with a variety of agencies to help increase and support civic involvement, to assist community residents in making positive differences.  Click here for more information about our community development program.


Scarborough Cycles

Scarborough Cycles is a collaborative project led by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and supported by CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, and Cycle Toronto.

In June 2016, Scarborough Cycles will establish two Bike Hubs in Scarborough.  One hub will be located at Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, a vital community meeting place that for over 25 years has offered a range of all-ages programming to Scarborough residents.  Another hub will be at AccessPoint on Danforth, part of Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, which has been helping Toronto's diverse communities achieve health with dignity for the past 25 years.

Both Bike Hubs will offer access to bicycles, tools, repair clinics, and provide civic engagement opportunities for residents.

The project goals are:

  1. Create and disseminate new knowledge about cycling in the suburbs.
  2. Build capacity among local agencies and individuals to support cycling.
  3. Address barriers to cycling.
  4. Engage with residents and stakeholders about the benefits of improved cycling infrastructure.

To learn more about Scarborough Cycles please contact:

Marvin Macaraig, Ph.D., Scarborough Cycles Project Coordinator
Toronto Centre for Active Transportation
75 Elizabeth St., Toronto ON  M5G 1P4
Phone: 416-392-0260
Email: mmacaraig@tcat.ca Website: www.scarboroughcycles.ca
Twitter: @ScarbCycles


United Way Interviews BBNC Clients

Click here to check out the United Way's fact sheet and profile of BBNC's Barrier-Free Swim Program.


Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards

At the 2012 Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards (VSRA) luncheon BBNC was a finalist and received an Award of Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.
Click here to see a video showing photos from the VSRA Awards Luncheon.
Click here for more information about the VSRA Awards Luncheon, award recipients and finalists.


City of Toronto Access, Equity and
Human Rights Awards

At the 2009 Toronto Access and Equity Awards ceremony, BBNC was a recipient of the Access Award For Disability Issues.  Click here for more information about the award.


Annual Reporting

Below are links to our annual reports and audited financial statements from the past 3 years:
Click here to see our 2015-2016 Annual Report.
Click here to see our 2015-2016 Audited Financial Statements.
Click here to see our 2014-2015 Annual Report.
Click here to see our 2014-2015 Audited Financial Statements.
Click here to see our 2013-2014 Annual Report.
Click here to see our 2013-2014 Audited Financial Statements.



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