BIKE HOST


Bike Host is a free cycling mentorship program for Convention refugees and permanent residents, created by CultureLink Settlement and Community Services.

In 2016, Bike Host is offered in partnership with the South Riverdale Community Health Centre and the Scarborough Cycles Bike Hubs at AccessPoint on Danforth and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre. Scarborough Cycles is a project funded by the Metcalf Foundation and led by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership, with partners Cycle Toronto, the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank, and CultureLink.

Bike Host volunteer mentors are matched with people new to Canada who are open to cycling. Together, mentors and newcomer participants explore Toronto by bike. As a mentor, you’ll meet new people from around the world, enhance your leadership and facilitation skills, and help build a more welcoming city. Time commitment is 35 hours, from May through October 2016.

Bike Host newcomer participants are from around the world, who have typically lived in Canada anywhere from a few months to 3 years. They know how to ride a bicycle, and they are able to borrow a Bike Host bike for the summer if they do not have a bicycle of their own.

 

2016 - Bike Host mentor poster - FINAL SMALLMANDATORY MENTOR ORIENTATION (ATTEND 1 OF 3 DATES)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Tuesday May 10, 2016.
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (at Birchmount Community Centre)
93 Birchmount Rd.

Saturday May 14, 2016.
10:00am – 1:00pm
AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave.

Thursday May 26, 2016.
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
86 Blake St.

For more information about being a mentor please contact:

Vivien Leong
Program Worker, Bike Host
CultureLink Settlement and Community Services

Phone: 647 713 9188
Email: bikehost@culturelink.ca

 

2016 - Bike Host mentee poster - FINAL SMALLMENTEE PROGRAM ORIENTATION (ATTEND 1 OF 3 DATES)

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Saturday June 4, 2016.
10:00am – 1:00pm
AccessPoint on Danforth
3079 Danforth Ave.

Tuesday June 7, 2016.
7:00pm – 9:30pm (refreshments for iftar will be available)
Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (at Birchmount Community Centre)
93 Birchmount Rd.

Tuesday June 28, 2016.
6:00pm – 9:00pm (refreshments for iftar will be available)
Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre
86 Blake St.

For more information about being a mentee please contact:

Rubeen Chauhan
Mentorship Program Worker
CultureLink Settlement and Community Services

Phone: 416 588 6288 ext. 231
Email: rchauhan@culturelink.ca

 

To register for Bike Host visit
www.culturelink.ca/bike-host

 

Bike Host is affiliated with CultureLink’s Community Connections Mentorship Program, funded by Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees Canada. In 2016, it is offered in collaboration with the South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) and Scarborough Cycles, a project funded by the Metcalf Foundation and led by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership, with partners Cycle Toronto, the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank, and CultureLink.

Follow the project on Twitter at @BikeHost