With a population of over 650,000, Scarborough needs more social and health care services and community spaces to meet the urgent needs of its growing, and diverse, population. The Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre (BNC) will help address this.
Proposed site of the Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre
Located at 1251 Bridletowne Circle (former location of the Timothy Eaton Business and Technical Institute), the BNC will be an innovative community hub that provides needed services to the community. In one location, BNC will enable the cost–effective sharing and coordination of resources among professionals addressing all of the social determinants of health and community-based care.
At the BNC, Scarborough residents will be able to will be a hub for Scarborough residents to access:
The BNC will make it easier, and less costly, for residents to access the services they need.
It will bring together a community where people of all ages and abilities, and their caregivers, can access multiple services (community health, social, recreational) without barriers or stigma. It will reduce social isolation; connect people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences; and enable service providers to collaborate and learn from one another.
This will position the BNC to better serve the Scarborough community in all its diversity.
Since being elected, I have been working consistently with the community to support this important project, and ensure that other levels of government understand what it means to Scarborough in general, and Scarborough – Agincourt specifically. I look forward to working with all three levels of government to ensure this project is moving forward.
© 2020 Jean Yip. All rights reserved.