The Fourth Principle of Kwanzaa is "Ujamaa" meaning cooperative economics
Join Us in building a legacy together at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC) - The People's Residence

Did you know that over 14,000 people visit ADBCC annually to experience art exhibitions, book launches, mentoring sessions, discussion groups, book/poetry readings, music performances, networking, Kwanzaa celebrations plus the participants in our Emancipation Day “Underground Freedom Train” Ride!

When you make a contribution to ADBCC – The People’s Residence, you’re making an investment. You are helping to support our mission to hold a place in the Bathurst/Bloor neighbourhood that has been the heart and soul of African and Caribbean people since the 1860s; You can become a monthly contributor and/or make a one-time donation to the Ujamaa Fund. The Ujamaa Fund is used to help support our ongoing work and keep our doors open by assisting with the programming and general operating costs. We invite you to join us in expressing culture through engagement, dialogues, performances, exhibitions and narratives about the African and Caribbean experiences.

As a contributor, you’re making a commitment to help;

  • Provide opportunities for all Canadians and visitors to engage with the rich cultural legacy of African and Caribbean Canadians.
  • Create a permanent cultural centre in the Bathurst/Bloor/Annex neighbourhoods.
  • Honour the trailblazers and way-makers of African and Caribbean descent.
  • Support the potential of young people and future generations
  • Strengthen our roots in this significant neighbourhood and re-gain a sense of belonging.
  • Ignite social change through cultural exchange.

The Ujamaa Fund Goal is $500,000

HOW TO DONATE*

ONLINE: Donate online by clicking on the boxes BECOME A MONTHLY CONTRIBUTOR and/or MAKE A ONE-TIME CONTRIBUTION to be directed to our secure donations page.

PHONE: Call 416-901-7720 from Monday to Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.
EMAIL: Send an email to info@adbcc.org
IN PERSON: Visit us at 777 Bathurst Street, Toronto, (south of Bathurst Subway Station)
MAIL: Complete a Donation Pledge form or mail your cheque to:
A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), 777 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, CANADA, M5S 0B7

*Please note that we cannot issue charitable tax receipts. While we are a registered nonprofit organization, only registered charities can issue tax receipts.

Welcome to Blackhurst

by Anne Michaels

Toronto Poet Laureate 2016-2019

“A community is alive – it works, it raises its voice, it sings, it cries out with compassion, barters, argues, celebrates. The marketplace is a meeting place. Both the body politic and the body. Not what history makes of us, but what we make of history. For every name, add another. Beverly Mascoll. Austin Clarke. Albert Jackson. UNIA Hall. Itah Sadu & Miguel San Vincente. A Different Booklist. Contrast Newspaper. Joyce’s West Indies Food. Cecil Foster. Lloyd’s Barbershop. Caribbean Roti Palace. Harry Gairey. Deborah & Perry Brown. Royson James. Cherie’s Dressmaking. Higher Marks. Roger McTair. Stanley Grizzle. The Trane. Dr. G. Sobers. Too Black Guys. Home Service. Charles Roach. Hamlin Grange. Third World Bookstore. Wong’s. La Parisienne Unisex Hair Place. Ashanti Room. One Love Vegetarian. Al Peabody. Dr. Kenneth Montague. Richard Fung. Norman Otis Richmond. Jojo Chintoh. Molly Johnson. Sandra Foster. Every name welcomes another.”

 

ADBCC will also establish an Endowment Fund of $500,000. An endowment fund is an investment fund set aside for the long-term support of ADBCC. The principal of the endowment remains untouched, and only the income/interest from the fund is used for ongoing programs and services. An endowment fund will help to provides financial stability, make long-range planning possible due to a predictable stream of income, and it protects ADBCC in years of unforeseen financial impacts.
Please contact us for more information about our Endowment Fund at info@adbcc.org or 416-901-7720

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!
REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE COMPONENTS FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019

We invite you to join us on this journey of discovery, inspiration and celebration because

LEGACY LIVES HERE!

ADBCC – The People’s Residence respects the privacy of its donors; we do not sell, rent, or trade information about our donors. The information we collect is used to process donations, keep our donors informed about the activities of the organization, and ask for their support for our mission.