Fonds F045 - Black Community Resource Centre fonds

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Black Community Resource Centre fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1992-2021 (Creation)
    Black Community Resource Centre

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ca. 6.4 m of textual records
80 photographs
9 posters
5 moving images
1 sound recording
1 scrapbook
1 object

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(1992 - present)

Administrative history

The Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC) is a Montreal-based organization established in 1992 that provides professional support to English-Speaking public organizations, families, and individuals within the city’s Black communities. The BCRC is a member of the Black Community Forum that aims to develop, plan, and support effective partnerships within the Black Community. Dr. Clarence Bayne holds the position of president of the BCRC, and Jamar Scott the position of Vice-president and chair of Finance Committee. The BCRC is located in 6767 chemin de la Côte des Neiges, and offers information and referral services, support to schools, workshops, and a documentation center. The Black Community Resource Centre has partnered with several organizations such as the Quebec Community Groups Network, the English Montreal School Board, Volunteer Bureau of Montreal, Centraide du Grand Montreal, and the Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, among others, to facilitate workshops, training and programs on health, social services, education, anti-racism, self-esteem, community building, conflict resolution, socio-culture and community development for the integration and empowerment of Montreal minority groups including Black Youth. Dedicated to empowering the Black-Anglo community of Montreal, the centre has developed the Book Project, a historical account of the evolution of the English-speaking black community and Black in Quebec, an in-depth research study into the English-Speaking Black Community in Quebec that aims to provide Black Community Organizations with accurate information, data and sources on their communities.

Custodial history

The fonds was donated to Concordia University Library's Special Collections by the Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC) in 2019.

Scope and content

The Black Community Resource Centre fonds (BCRC) provides information about the administration, finances, projects, services, and activities of the BCRC from its founding in 1992 to 2021. The fonds also includes extensive documentation on several partnerships between the BCRC and other organizations with whom they partnered on a variety of programs and workshops.

The Black Community Resource Centre fonds consists mostly of textual records that detail the administrative process of the organization and the daily activities of the BCRC. The fonds contains partnership agreements, meeting minutes, agendas, bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, annual reports, financial records, project evaluations, presentation slides, and job descriptions, among other administrative documents. In addition, the fonds includes photographs, posters, and promotional materials for several events and programs offered by the BCRC and other organizations, including but not limited to the School Readiness Program, Volunteer Bureau, House of King and Queens, and A Taste of the Caribbean festival. It also contains research documentation and other materials preserved by the BCRC for use in their resource centre.

The Black Community Resource Center fonds is divided into 4 series:

  • F045/A Administration
  • F045/B Financial Records
  • F045/C Projects, Events and Partnerships
  • F045/D Reference Documentation

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Immediate source of acquisition

Materials were donated to Concordia University Library’s Special Collection by The Black Community Resource Centre in 2019. The first accession arrived at Concordia Library on August 2, 2022. The second accession to the fonds arrived on June 8, 2023.


Unless otherwise indicated, the material has been arranged in the order of receipt. Oversize documents and posters are stored separately.

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  • English
  • French

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    Textual records are in English and French.

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    Access to some documents is restricted.

    Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

    Reproduction for research or private study may be permitted. Requests for reproduction will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Use of material for reasons beyond research and private study, including in publications, cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder(s).

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    Documents were placed in acid-free file folders and archival-quality boxes. Oversized materials were flattened and placed in a large-size archival box. Photographs are in Mylar enclosures.


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