Donations don't need to be big to make a big difference, and whether regular monthly contributions or one-offs we can make them count. In fact we wouldn't be able to do all that we do for our clients and communities without them.
If you'd like to send us a little thank-you for helping you, or something recurring that helps us to plan our services into the future, please use the form on the left.
For more substantial donations or to sponsor us on a specific initiative or project, please contact us directly. We can customise your donor experience, and can always provide tax-deductible receipts for any sums received over $20.
BILS was created partially with volunteer time when we were founded back in June 1971, and we are both proud and grateful to say that volunteers continue to be a big part of everything we do today. Volunteering is good for both us and you though: enabling you to practice new skills, be part of a bigger family doing great social work, and serve your commuinity directly and with substantial impact. It also can offer you free training and support, enabling you to prepare for a new job or career direction if our needs match.
If you'd like to help a team who assists newcomers to Canada, seniors, and abused women on a daily basis then please complete our application form (below) and return it to us.
Did you know that BILS' board of directors is comprised 100% of volunteers?
BILS is fortunate to have assembled a stellar team of subject matter experts united by their concern for the issues we deal with on a daily basis. However, BILS' needs change over time, and on occasion board directors have to step down in order to prioritise other things going on in their lives.
Currently BILS is on the look-out for professionals with specific experience in: fundraising and development; law; IT (especially Wordpress); social services and program management. If you too are interested to be on the cutting edge of big issues such as settlement and Canada's falling fertility rate/dependence on immigrants, the abuse of women in society, or the isolation/abuse of seniors, then please contact us through Altruvest. This sister non-profit provides a free online service you can sign up for that matches experts to non-profits who need help, and you can find us there by searching for Bloor Information & Life Skills centre.
Spread the word
It always helps us, the clients we serve, and the Toronto communities they come from to make sure people know about us. You can help all of those just by talking to people you know about us - word of mouth is still one of the most powerul ways to match us with the people who need our services. If you think we might be able to help someone you know, tell them!
You can also help out by subscribing to our updates or by following us on Facebook or Twitter and engaging with our postings there.
If you'd like to feature BILS in a story or have us comment on issues relating to immigration and settlement, women abuse, or elders then please contact Glyn Davies, communications & outreach.