Supportive communities enable us to provide the services and programs that our residents rely on. The Banff-Ledbury neighbourhood is home to a multicultural and diverse population with a variety of needs that we are committed to serving.
From our highly-popular food security programs to educational supports from kindergarten to post-secondary, and all the vital programming in-between; donors help to achieve our mission to alleviate the effects of poverty by providing a safe and inclusive place where children, youth and families have access to programs, services and opportunities.
Learn more about how supporting the Banff Avenue Community House empowers our dedicated team and helps us enrich the lives of hundreds of families, every single day.
Learn about the start of Ayak's journey at the Banff Avenue Community House and see how academic programming continues to make an impact for community children and youth.
It’s not hard to see why Ayak is such a young star. Her bright smile and inviting personality gives a glimpse into the heart of a wonderful girl who is thriving, thanks to growing up in a community surrounded by love and care.
Ayak was about 9 when she started attending programming at the Banff Avenue Community House (BACH) and has touched many areas over the years. From volunteering to employment to participating in community events, her favourite pastime so far has been a program called “Youth Group” and it’s where she’s made a lot of memories. “We were all involved!” Ayak says. “Once you’re in Youth Group you feel like a grown-up and we did such cool things!” Activities in Youth Group involve outings, supporting the community at different events, talking on behalf of the Banff-Ledbury neighbours, developing cooking skills and more!
Banff Avenue Community House is proud to be able to support community youth pursuing a higher education with a $1,500 bursary opportunity. Donor support gives BACH the ability to present 3 students with this award, providing them the chance to offset the costs of their studies and cover things like textbooks, residence, and school-related expenses.
Hear about more about the Banff-Ledbury bursary program from two former recipients, Abbas and Ayak!
Hear first-hand how the Banff-Ledbury homework club impacts students and helps them reach their full potential by providing specialized, age-appropriate tutoring.
Keeping kids and youth engaged in pro-social activities during hours when they are not in school is essential to crime prevention and healthy development
Preventative programs are essential in a social housing neighbourhood for they equip children with supports for ALL to reach their full potential