Summer Camp with John Tory

Summer Camp

Belka Enrichment Center is an non-profit organization that strives at developing the academic and social potential of children living in high-risk areas in and around inner city of Toronto. The camp was founded by the Caribbean Global Missions over 10 years ago with a genuine and life-changing purpose in mind. Belka Enrichment Center has numerous programs that run all year long.These programs allow children from kindergarten to grade 8 to get homework assistance, mentoring and build friendship. Their summer program specializes in sports such as: basketball, soccer and much more.

Belka Summer Sports Camp collaborated with Focus On Youth (FOY) in order for leaders to gain work experience and the chance inspire a multitude of children. However, the goal of this rewarding camp, is giving children to the opportunity to look up to their leaders as their own real brothers and sisters; not as authority figures.

“I wanted the children to know that their staff are more than just leaders but also amily. Everything we do at this camp, we do it for the future of the children. In fact, they are the future.” – Dennis Kershino, Organization Supervisor of Belka Enrichment Camp (St. Charles Garnier)

Covid-19 Response

We have distributed culture respected food items, meals and Personal Protective Kits to over 5000 new immigrants, seniors, international students, disabled youth and other youth in the African Caribbean community since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Empowering the Black African Caribbean community is our top priority, hence we have adjusted our service delivery to meet our members as they are affected in one way or another by the pandemic (in terms of limited  movements, access to culture respect food), by moving  many of our community outreach programs to the virtual space. We have been holding meetings with our groups to educate and train them on how our services will be delivered and how to use the Personal Protective Equipment that will be supplied to them.