The Silent Struggle

Raising our voice for those suffering in silence.

Throughout 2024, BGC East Scarborough invites you to join us in our efforts to shed light on the challenges encountered by BIPOC youth in Toronto communities, particularly those stemming from housing inequality and additional barriers they face.

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Why 'The Silent Struggle'?

Each day, we are faced with young people looking for a solution to life, and every time, they are faced with economic, financial, mental, racial and isolation barriers. Oftentimes, they are faced with the reality of ‘8 steps forward and 10 steps back.’

Help us with the development of our Yemoja Village Campaign. We aim to create 47 new affordable housing units, offering racialized youth a chance at a brighter future. But this is more than just a housing project; it's a beacon of hope, a testament to what communities can achieve when they come together.

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Breaking the Barriers

The Isolation Struggle

The Isolation Struggle

18,210 families in East Scarborough are considered single parent households.

The Employment Struggle

The Employment Struggle

20% of Black/Mixed/Latin youth drop out of High School. This is often caused by deep inequality effecting the academic performance, retention and wellbeing of these students.

The Financial Struggle

The Financial Struggle

The average income in East Scarborough is under $25,000.

The Racial Struggle

The Racial Struggle

Nearly 70% of individuals in East Scarborough are visible minorities.

The Education Struggle

The Education Struggle

About 47,015 individuals in East Scarborough do not have a certificate, diploma, or degree.

The Mental Health Struggle

The Mental Health Struggle

In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.

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The Yemoja Village

In 2021, we took a significant step towards addressing this gap. We acquired the West Hill United Church property at 62 Orchard Park, envisioning it as the future site of the Yemoja Village project.

This initiative aims to create 47 new affordable housing units, offering racialized youth a chance at a brighter future. But this is more than just a housing project; it's a beacon of hope, a testament to what communities can achieve when they come together.

Recent studies, such as the "State of Homelessness in Canada 2014," highlight the challenges racialized youth face in housing. They are often at the forefront of housing discrimination, limited access to quality options, and are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Another report, "Living in Colour: Racialized Housing Discrimination in Canada," underscores how race and immigration status profoundly impact access to housing.

Make a Difference with Us

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Join the Race to Break the Silence Event

The ultimate opportunity to get your company involved in an engaging initiative.

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Get your community organization involved

Download our digital marketing toolkit to support our online campaigning.

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Support the Silent Struggle Fundraising Race

Help our departments meet their fundraising goal today!

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Donate to the Silent Struggle Campaign Today

Support the campaign by making a meaningful donation today.

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