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About Us

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

A Message from our President

"First of all I would like to thank all who have been with us from the very beginning of commencement of BCCS in 2010. After many ups and downs now BCCS is one of the most popular community organizations in the city. We have started with a very limited services and programs but today our list of services is very long including quite a few funded programs. All these became possible due to the sincere supports from the community and all walks of people.

We are determined to grow more with more services and programs to doors of our community members. We care about our youth, we care about seniors and of course our women. Our program committee is working on new programs/services keeping in mind the necessity of our community.

Your support and encouragement will help us to reach our goals."

- Hasina Quader, BCCS President

Our Story

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.

Our Mission

BCCS aims to assist the newcomer community and connect them with Canadian culture through enhancement of their knowledge and skill

Our Vision

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.

Our Values

  • 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

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