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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 a complete copy of BBNC's program guide.

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What's New At BBNC?

Movie Night

Come and watch with your family Finding Dory! on May 23 at 4pm. Contact Yusleydys at 416-396-7583 or All ages are welcome!

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Ragnar Relay Niagara

Thank you to all our volunteers that participated in the Ragnar Niagara!

People running exchanging brassalets
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BBNC needs your help!

New volunteer positions available! Contact Toni Blay at 647-347-1710 or at 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 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

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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Getting the Most from your Healthcare Appointment

Participate in this valuable workshop on Wednesday, June 28, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. At our BBNC location. Pre-registration is required. Call 416-750-2444 (5691).

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Call For New Board Members

Are you passionate about the work BBNC does to support its members and local community? Do you have ideas about how we can strengthen our services, policies and vision? Do you have experience with Fundraising, Human Resources, Advocacy or Accounting? Or perhaps you live in our local community and are looking for ways to give back? The Board of Governors at BBNC would like to hear from you!

BBNC's Board and staff envision a strong and inclusive neighbourhood in which community members fully participate in opportunities that enhance well-being for all, and serving on the Board is an important way to do that. As part of a team, Board members oversee the governance of the agency, working closely with staff and members to understand the needs of our community. Meetings take place monthly and Board members also have the opportunity to join sub-committees doing specialized planning around topics like fundraising, finance and recruitment. Typically serving on the Board is a two year commitment, with lots of opportunity for personal and professional development.

To read more about this opportunity, please follow this link to our website:

To find out more about this opportunity, or apply, please email and one of our Board members will be pleased to speak with you about this opportunity.

All candidates will be asked to provide their CV/resume as part of our screening process, and if appropriate will be invited to interview. Applicants will also need to undertake a criminal reference check.

Please Click Here to get more details on the Volunteer position

Leaving with Chronic Pain

A free 6-weeks workshop for those living with challenges as a result of a chronic pain. Start living a healthy life! For more information, call 1-866-971-5545 or register online at

Every Wednesday, from September 27th until November 1st. 1:00pm to 3:30pm Pre-registration is required.
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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: Website:
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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