Our Initiatives

BCS offers a wide range of programs, projects and services, short-term & long-term, for youth, seniors, newcomers, immigrants and the general population in and around the Taylor Massey & Oakridge communities.

Other Initiatives

World Environmental Day

Art Competition on Natural Beauty of Canada and Essay on Waste Management for Climate Change.

Participants must register here: link. Deadline to submit Art and Essay is June 24th, 2020: All submission must be sent to Banglaschooltoronto@gmail.com.

Winning Ceremony on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 via Zoom: 
Awards:1st Prize: $100 and 2nd & 3rd Prize: $50.

Peacemaker Initiative
The PI strives to combat islamophobia and xenophobia targeted towards women and girls in the Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) - Crescent Town and Oakridge communities through knowledge gaining and awareness activities in a multicultural environment. This project is generously funded by the Government of Canada for 2 years till March 2021.

Crescent Town Intergenerational Drama & Tour Club

​This new initiative focus on the reduction of social isolation, elder abuse, and intergenerational issues in the community though drama performances on selected issues and city tours to Canadian heritage sites.

 

The project priorities are to make social network to connect with community members and to prevent the seniors from any harm by elder abuse, and create opportunities to work seniors and youth together to address the seniors' social isolation and elder abuse, safety and wellbeing of seniors. This project is funded by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility, Government of Ontario.

Women and Girls Rights

BCS has been mandated to work with immigrant and racialized women and girls for their socio-economic, political and economic empowerment. Racialized women and girls from south Asian backgrounds have been facing various oppressions, discriminations and violence at family, community and workplace in Toronto. Based on anti-oppressive and feminist frameworks, BCS has been working with women and girls and their families by organizing discussions, community events, need-based employment and settlement counselling and referrals. BCS utilizes a cultural approach to educate the community on women and girls rights. At BCS women and girls are provided training on peer support and leadership and they are working for community mobilization in order to fight misogyny and gender stereotypes.

Intergenerational Project

The Better Together project focused on reducing the inter generational gap present between the seniors and youth in the community. Total of six activities took place within this project and catered to a total of 252 participants.

Activities

A museum trip to Aga Khan Museum.

A consultation workshop to gauge the community's interests and concerns.

An outdoor hiking excursion to  Warden Woods Trail.

A Bangladeshi cooking workshop at Victoria Park Hub where seniors and youth worked together to create various cultural dishes.

An impact assessment  workshop took place at the BCS office where the effectiveness of the project was measured and any concerns/suggestions from the participants were addressed.