Meet the Co-Chairs Mr. Anthony Broccolini and Mr. John Bitove

The Montreal Community Cares Foundation is always wowed when community members step up to the plate. On the 10th anniversary of the MCC Awards, two outstanding individuals have said yes to Co-Chairing this event.

We are honoured and humbled to introduce Mr. John Bitove, Founder of the Toronto Raptors & CEO of Obelysk, and Mr. Anthony Broccolini, Chief Operating Officer of Broccolini Construction, as our 2021 Co-Chairs. Two outstanding individuals who lead in business and community, and are committed to helping us grow and invest in our youth by building them up through sports and education.

The time is now to be the spark that brings change to Montreal's youth, and we hope everyone will show support in whatever way they can as John and Anthony lead this initiative. The MCC Awards will be held online on June 19th

The 10th annual Montreal Community Cares Awards - June 6 2021

Montreal Community Cares Foundation’s Annual Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Join us on June 19th, 2021 for an evening of paying tribute to local heroes! Thank you for what you do to make our community a better place. We’re so much stronger when we come together as a collective!

Broccolini donates $8,500 to the foundation!

VIA TVA Nouvelles

The 2X4 auctioned off by the program “À vos affaires” was sold for $ 8,500!

The spruce plank was acquired by real estate developer Broccolini. The company intends to find it a prominent place.

Virtual Montreal Kneels for Change event: Feb. 24, 2021, 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm EST

Hello Concerned families and friends,

We need you. We are counting on you to join us at our upcoming Mtl. Kneels for Change event.

As a community, we are witnessing protests all over the world calling for justice and equality for everyone. As a community, we must come together and demonstrate our solidarity with this global call to action.

Denburk Reid and Montreal Community Cares Foundation are calling on you to stand in solidarity, along with community partners, community leaders, athletes, influencers, politicians and the media, on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 8:15 pm EST on our virtual event that will speak to the injustices within our community.

Hundreds of us knelt in silence in Loyola Park six months ago. Today, enough is enough! Today, we are standing up against the ongoing injustice and speaking out about the changes we need to see. It is time for us to move past the silence! We’ve knelt, protested and pleaded; now it is time to collectively come together to respond to the Black trauma we are faced with on a daily basis.

We want to see:

  • Accountability from those who are sworn to protect us but do us harm. Our community needs the public safety services to protect our humanity and value our lives.
  • Bridges built through dialogue and educational platforms to overcome unconscious biases.
  • The creation of our own community intervention response system by putting a program in place that will be able to train and hire community security services (Community Watch).
  • Ensuring a safe community by investing in programs that will empower youth and help them on the path to a positive future.

Our youth hold the key to our cities’future. We need to protect our sons and daughters, our future leaders and change-makers!

When: Wednesday February 24th, 2021, 8:15 pm EST

Where: Montreal Community Cares Instagram @mtl_community_cares 

What: Montreal Kneels for Change: We will host an Instagram Livefrom 8:15 pm ET until 8:45 pm ET with brief, powerful speeches/declarations and short musical presentations to lift our spirits and energy.

How:We will be honouring the life of Sheffield Matthews and denouncing the injustices committed against Mamadi Camara to raise awareness of local social justice issues. We ask you to join us on Instagram Live and take a photo of yourself standing with your hand on your heart, share it out to your followers with the hashtag #kneelsforchange & tag us @mtl_community_cares. We will collect all the images so that people can see how many people believe in this cause. And please share the attached image on your social media so that we can create a worldwide community of people dedicated to making change happen.

Our goal: 10,000+ participants/change-makers On behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, I hope that we can count on your support at this event. Your presence would mean a great deal to all of us who are working hard to create changes locally and globally within our community for the youth of tomorrow.

In solidarity,

Here are a few short Possible Instagram captions Mtl Kneels For Change that can be used for you and your network. 

"@mtl_community_caresinvites you to join us for the MTL Kneels for Change Instagram Live on Feb 24  at 8:15 pm ET. Together we’ll be raising awareness for the social injustices within our communities. Our goal is to break down the stereotypes held against minorities and to unite as people to spread a message of hope. #KneelsForChange"

"I show my support for #KneelsForChange by spreading awareness about the social injustices in our communities. Show your support by posting a picture of yourself standing in solidarity and join @mtl_community_cares Instagram Live on Feb 24 at 8:15 pm ET. We knelt in silence, now we stand in solidarity to create change!"

"Join the #KneelsForChange movement by posting an empowering picture of you kneeling or standing for change. @mtl_community_careswill be hosting a Kneels For Change Instagram Live on Feb 24 at 8:15 pm ET to unite for the injustices and inequities faced by the Black Community.  "

“I’ll stand in solidarity with @mtl_community_cares on Feb. 24 at 8:15 pm ET. Post a pic of you standing or kneeling with #kneelsforchange. Let’s break down stereotypes held against minorities & create change.

“On Feb 24 at 8:15 pm ET, post a pic of you standing or kneeling with #kneelsforchange & tag @mtl_community_cares Together we’ll create change & break down stereotypes.