Come  out and join us every Friday from 10 a.m – 12 p.m. for our Seniors Knitting Group!

The time has come again for BCRC’s annual Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive!  Again this year we will be having a Bar-B-Que for our donors.

BCRC’s Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive arose out of a shared need with Héma-Québec to increase the number of blood donations from the black community. The black community faces shortages with the growing number of Sickle-Cell, kidney disease, and other conditions requiring blood and tissue matching.  BCRC agreed to partner with Héma-Québec to encourage blacks to give for their community’s needs. Events like this help promote engagement and involvement in these communities.  Our goal is to acquire over 100 donors this year.

Please come, bring a friend and give 15 minutes to save someone’s life by giving blood.


Date: Friday May 19th, 2017

Time: 2:00-7:30 p.m.

Location: 6767 Chemin de la Côte des Neiges

The Solo Play: Beautiful by Jozanne Marie
Jozanne Marie is a Jamaican born actress who now makes Los Angeles home. Her solo play is a testament to the experience that people of Caribbean heritage will readily relate to but touches on issues that affects us all. The play highlights, abuse, and touches on mental illness.
This play will be presented on Saturday May 14th, showtimes: 3pm & 8pm
Tickets can be purchased online or call Aisha Delpeche 514-582-47424742

Blood Drive

The organizing committee of the Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive invites all citizens to give blood on Friday, May 27th, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Community Resource Centre located at 6767 Côte-des-Neiges Road in Montréal.

This fifth Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive is being held in collaboration with various community organizations. The team of volunteers hopes to welcome large numbers of donors from all communities and remind everyone that just one blood donation can help save many lives. You can truly make a difference!

The collective blood supply belongs to all Quebecers. Knowing that there is a 60% probability that a person will require a blood transfusion some time in his or her life, blood drive organizers are appealing to the generosity of the population to maintain the blood supply at an adequate level. Each year, approximately 80,000 patients require blood products to regain their health.

Do you want to share your good health? What a wonderful way to help your community! Learn more about donor eligibility criteria by visiting the BLOOD DONATION section on Héma-Québec’s Web site (, or call our Donor Services at 1 800 847-2525.

All material used to collect blood is new, sterile and destroyed after use, so there is no danger of contracting a disease by giving blood.

About Dr. Charles Drew

Dr. Charles Drew was an African-American physician, surgeon and researcher. He studied at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in Montréal where he specialized in physiological anatomy. Recognized as the inventor of blood banks, he founded the American Red Cross blood bank, among others. His system of preserving plasma helped revolutionize the medical profession. Dr. Drew died from injuries suffered in a car accident in 1950, at the peak of his career, but his genius was not forgotten.

Hema Quebec salutes BCRC for their recognition of Dr. Drew’s genius during their Annual Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive.

Information: BCRC: 514-342-2247

Caribbean Canadian Youth and Young Adults Presents:

Montreal Umoja

Gala Reunion  and White Affair

Date: Friday  1st July, 2016

Time: 6 p.m.

Venue: Hampton Inn & Suites

1900, route Transcanadienne Dorval

Tickets: $50       Door:$55

Contact: 514.685.7294 – 514.766.4277 -416.562.1426

Part proceeds go to the Black Academic Scholarship Fund (BASF).

Standing on Their Shoulders has been passing on the Black history of Little Burgundy through workshops, walking tours, discussion groups, and through the creation of 20 short films by Black youth. These youth used their talents and their commitment to Black heritage to create 20 outstanding creative works, which we are proud to share with everyone at a very special exhibit this March.

The BCRC team are pleased to announce the Standing on Their Shoulders video series will be exhibited at CEREV. CEREV (Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence), operating out of Concordia University, is a trusted partner of the BCRC. It is a centre for curation and expression, where people can use multimedia tools and knowledge to address and articulate social suffering.

We are thankful to CEREV for featuring the videos in their wonderful space from March 7th to March 16th. The daytime exhibit is free and everyone is welcome.

Standing on Their Shoulders at CEREV
March 7 – March 16
Weekdays 10:30A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Concordia University Downtown Campus
J.W. McConnell Building
1455 Maisonneuve O., Room LB-671 (6th Floor)

ACCE  in partnership with CEDEC, BCRC and ACSION presents: ACE YOUR INTERVIEW: Skills that Get you Hired. A workshop for Students and recent Graduates  interested in mastering the critical interview skills that GET YOU HIRED!!!

Date: March 15, 2016

Cost $10 +Taxes

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Snacks and refreshments will be served

Students are invited to come at 5:30 pm to network with recruiters!


Discount available to ASCION members, follow the steps below to use the discount code:

  1. Go to the website
  1. Click on “Register Here”
  1. Click on “Checkout” (bottom of the cart)
  1. Click on “Show Order Summary” (at the top of the cart)
  1. Enter “ACSION16” in the discount box
  1. Complete registration and payment on there Website

“This year we honour the many ways that women in Montreal served their country through the long years of World War II”

Glimpse the wartime world of mothers, daughters and wives in this colourful retrospective.

Plus, meet the curators, Dr. Lorraine O’Donnell and Patrick Donovan, M.A.

The Teapot

2901 St. Joseph Boulevard, Lachine, QC

March 8, 2016

1:30 to 2:30 P.M.


The Standing on Their Shoulders team and project participants are ready to launch the final video project! The 20 videos, dedicated to the Black, English-speaking history of Little Burgundy, will be released to the public this Black History Month, 2016.


This is a free event, and it is open to the public. Come and celebrate the hard work our youth put into artistic expression and preserving history.


February 21st, 2016 at 3 P.M.

Georges Vanier Cultural Centre

2450 rue Workman

Join us to to mark the official opening of the Housewife Heroines.

An exhibition about the many ways women served their country as homemakers and volunteers during World War II.

Presented by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, Beaconsfield Public Library, 308 Beaconsfield Boulevard, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.