BCCS is a non-profit, charitable organization that helps newcomers and long-time residents integrate into Canadian society through knowledge, skills, and other support. BCCS is run entirely by volunteers and community partners, with financial support from our donors and government grants for special programs. We pride ourselves in:
Responding to the needs of our community
Promoting independence and dignity
Participate in community activities
Operate efficiently, honestly, and openly
Provide a voice to the South Asian Community in Toronto
Established in March 2010, we have emerged as a strong and stable community organization with a focus on providing services to the South Asian Communities as well as larger communities living in Toronto. Our main goal is assist the newcomer community and connect them with Canadian culture through enhancement of their knowledge and skills.
BCCS provides dynamic leadership in enhancing our members and the greater community while advancing South Asian culture and understanding. We played a key role in working with our elected officials to have the Bangladesh flag raised at Queens Park by the Ontario Legislature for the first time in history! BCCS has undertaken a wide array of services and programs including; English conversation circles, Senior’s Meet & Greet groups, Computer & Mobile Technology classes, Financial Literacy workshops, Sewing lessons, Elder Abuse Awareness program, Yoga/Meditation sessions, Health and Wellness workshops, intergenerational activities, and Board Governance training among many others.
In addition to our extensive programs, BCCS organizes events and activities observing days of significance to our community such as, International Mother Language Day, Canada Day, Bangladeshi Independence day, Victory Day, and Heritage month celebrations through “Pitha Utshob”.
BCCS believes in building communities through partnerships and collaboration. We strive to develop sustainable services and programs for the growing needs of our members and those that we can impact in the community. Alongside our current programming, our goals for the coming year include developing initiatives centered around youth, women, and mental health.
BCCS aims to assist the newcomer community and connect them with Canadian culture through enhancement of their knowledge and skill
The Bangladesh Centre and Community Services (BCCS) aims to empower South Asian newcomer communities living in Toronto in their transition to social & economic integration in Canadian society.
Responsive and sensitive to the needs of our clients, volunteers, members and other stakeholders
Promote the independence and dignity of people within the communities
Active participant in the community
An organization that operates in an efficient and transparent manner through a participatory process