skill development

BTC Be the Change

Serving Peel Region and the G.T.A and offering services virtually!



Black Girls rock


Pathways to post sec



About Us

since 2020

The organization originated in 2020 to support the needs of youth
through the COVID pandemic. BTC has provided virtual services for Black
girls across the GTA to develop their sense of identity, self esteem, and
inform educational pathways and planning
As, BTC Be the Change is still in its early stages, the organization has
secured trusteeship from Experience Life Community Services to build
capacity in service delivery


Our Mission

Youth have access to skill development services that will enhance their existing position in life in a safe, inclusive environment


Our Vision

Barrier free access to services for youth and families of the African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) community to enhance skills and provide an equitable future

Our Services

for youth & families

All of our services are provided by highly qualified professionals from a holistic, anti-Black racism, client-centered, strengths-based approach

High School System Navigation

College Pathways, Apprenticeship & More

Soft Skills Development

Referrals to Community Resources

Black Girls Rock

Created out of the need to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic, the weekly workshops build the identity, self-esteem, soft skills and knowledge of educational pathways for young Black girls across the GTA

Pathways to Post-Sec

The program supports Black parents and families of youth 13-21 navigate pathways regarding high school & post secondary education.  BTC will primarily engage with Black families  who are unaware of their options as it pertains to post secondary education and with Black families who express the need for assistance in understanding the education system and the secondary school applications process


Upcoming Events

Free Ladies Paint Night – Wednesday, March 22 7:00pm-10:00pm

Facilitated by Lesley Hamilton of Purple Palette

Register HERE


Updates & Resources

  • BounceBackOntario- online resource for counselling and
  • ONE Link
  • Ontario Telemedical Network- online resource
  • Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-000
  • Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or texting
    CONNECT to 686868
  • New Path Youth & Family Services
  • 211 – call 2-1-1 or text 21166 (M-F 7am – 9pm)
    finding supports in the community such as food banks, housing and more.
  • Simcoe Public Health  Up-to-date Covid-19 information for Simcoe County
  • Distress Centres of Greater Toronto – (416-408-4357 or text 45645) 24/7 support, 365
    days a year, for individuals in crisis
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline – (1-866-863-0511 or text #SAFE (#7233) on Bell,
    Rogers, Fido or Telus). Free, anonymous & confidential 24-hour helpline for
    women in Ontario experiencing any form of abuse.
  • Black Youth Helpline


Get Involved!

Fill out the form to register for a program, inquire about volunteer opportunities, such as guest speaking engagements, or to donate.