Community Organization

BCRC is a growing, resource-based organization that strengthens community capacity by providing professional support to organizations and individuals in need. The Centre is committed to helping visible minority youth rekindle their dreams, and achieve their full potential.

In 2021 the BCRC, in collaboration with 10 English-speaking Black youth, embarked on a journey to create a book highlighting the history of the relatively absent English-speaking Black community in Quebec. As a follow-up to this initiative, our current project proposes to create an animated series based on BCRC’s Where They Stood: A Historical Account of the Evolution of the Black-Anglo Montreal book. The book focuses on the evolution of Black, English-speaking organizations created in Montreal; in response to settlement challenges and development within Black communities.

The BCRC will organize a series of workshops with the support of animation field professionals such as Cinesite, Toon Boom, Concordia University and Dawson College. Toon Booms courseware training will provide the youths with the expertise to use the software. Following the training, a variety of workshops will be offered to guide the participants through the production of their two to three-minute 2D animated episodes. These training workshops are geared to allotting them the skills necessary to create their animated episodes. To successfully achieve this initiative we have welcomed Concordia students to join the project as interns and support the youths through the process.