Membership Fees, Program Subsidies, Inclusion Policy

Membership Fees

Membership is required to participate in BBNC programs.  This includes trips, luncheons, Good Food Box, etc., programs that were previously exempt from membership.  For those who ONLY want to participate in the Good Food Box program, an Individual membership will suffice, regardless of age.  Memberships are valid from September 1 to August 31.  Family memberships include all individuals who live at the same address.  This membership will be prorated as of March 1.

Annual Membership Classes and fees:

  • Individual (18 to 59 years of age) $15.00
  • Family (parents and children, any combination - or individuals living at same address) $40.00
  • Older Adults (60 years of age and up) $15.00
  • Youth (13 to 21) no charge*


All membership types entitle the member to:

  • Participate in all programs
  • Receive regular updates via e-bulletins and INFO alerts
  • Elect and be elected to the Board of Directors
  • The Older Adult membership is valid ONLY for BBNC programs at this 93 Birchmount location.
  • *Youth membership is understood as program participants at the Youth Drop-in.

Refund Policy

From time to time, BBNC will have to cancel trips, or an entire program, (all classes in a session), due to low enrolment.  Participants will receive a full refund for cancelled trips, and will receive a refund for any classes remaining in the program.

Participants who need to withdraw from a program due to medical reasons will receive a credit voucher for any classes that have not been taken from the time we receive notice of the medical situation.  A written medical opinion must accompany the verbal notice in order to receive the credit voucher.

Participants wishing to withdraw from any program must do so in writing prior to the 3rd week of the class.  They will receive a credit voucher for any remaining classes, and are subject to the $20 processing fee for each class they withdraw from.  There will be no refunds or credit vouchers issued for class withdraw requests received after this time.


There will be a $10 administration fee to transfer from one class to another.

Class Absences

It is not possible for participants to make up a missed class by attending an equivalent class on another day.  There are no refunds for missed classes.


From time to time, due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather or instructor illness, a single class within a session may be cancelled.  In such cases a make-up class may be scheduled.  Otherwise a credit voucher will be issued for the cancelled class at the end of a session.  Credit vouchers will not be issued when a makeup class is scheduled.

Trying A Class

If a participant wishes to try out a program, they may do so once per session for a $10 fee.  This amount will be deducted from the registration fee if the participant then enrolls in the same program.

Program Subsidy

Committed to social inclusion, BBNC strives to be accessible to all, especially to those who are struggling with financial limitations.  BBNC offers a subsidy program opportunity.  Ask for more information at the front desk.

Click here to download information and answers to frequently-asked questions about our Open Doors subsidy application form.
Click here to download our Open Doors subsidy application form.

Inclusion Policy

In keeping with our mission and inclusive vision, we endeavour to provide a wide range of programs and services to meet the unique needs of individuals and groups in our community.

Our mainstream programs are integrated and we welcome participation by all persons, including persons with disabilities, at a level suitable to their ability and choice.  Program descriptions provided are guidelines to help participants choose programs to meet their needs.  *Please ask our staff or the instructors for clarification should you have any questions, comments or concerns.

*Please note that while our overall programming seeks to provide programs and services inclusive to all, we reserve the right to create individual programs for unique groups within our community.