We need your help.


The problem….

Decades of municipal, provincial and federal cutbacks have left few resources for recreation programming with little or no space for youth to participate in structured, physical activities.  Consequently, there has been a rise in childhood obesity, youth crime, and educational failure. 

Because they have few constructive avenues to channel their energy, youth hang out on street corners, which leads to increased police presence in their neighbourhoods, more arrests and fewer chances of gaining meaningful employment (as a result of having a criminal record).


The plan…

The neighbourhood basketball association (nba) was created to improve the life outcomes for at-risk, criminalized, Black youth by providing free or low-cost educational, recreational and social development opportunities.

Using basketball as an outreach and engagement tool, our objective is to help at-risk youth, particularly Black youth, increase their chances of leading successful lives by preventing academic failure and/or initial or repeated contact with the criminal justice system.

To that end, we have launched a campaign to raise $10 million dollars to open the Toronto Black Community Centre (TBCC).

The centre will serve as the nba headquarters and will be a Black youth-friendly environment that will provide:

  1. knowledge of Self / Black-focused education;
  2. programs to earn a high school diploma (GED);
  3. affordable community meeting/event space,
  4. effective parenting, childcare instruction
  5. culturally-sensitive, affordable childcare services
  6. recreational programming.
  7. employment / job search assistance;
  8. small business training / mentorship;
  9. personal / family counseling; and
  10. pardon processing assistance


How you can help…

Our success will depend upon the generosity of members and/or supporters of the Black community like you.  We want to be accountable to the people that we were created to serve. 

You can make a secure online donation by clicking the button below. 

Donate Now Through!

NOTE: Please be sure to choose the “TBCC” funds category to ensure that  your donation goes directly towards the $10 million goal!


You can also mail cheques/money orders payable to “neighbourhood basketball association” to:            

4117 Lawrence Avenue East
Unit 205, Suite 15
Toronto, ON  Canada
M1E 2S2


All donations will be issued an official tax receipt for income tax purposes.

(Charitable Registration No. 85638 3559 RR0001)