Who We Are
Who We Are
A community where everybody lives with dignity and prosperity.
Our mission is to promote people’s well-being by providing them with appropriate information, tools and techniques to navigate through community resources and opportunities, learn know-how and get the courage they need.
The establishment and maintenance of this community organization for the purpose of
- Promoting the best interests of the Bengali community
- Developing and fostering community spirit
- Establishing educational, informational, recreational and employment programs for the benefit of the community
- Fostering the establishment of adult education, arts, civic education, social services and other community endeavors
In every work for fulfilling our objectives, we always believe, maintain and uphold access and equity, respectfulness, dignity, compassion, integrity, humanity, transparency, accountability, trustfulness, non-discrimination and fairness.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
We are a non-profit organization committed to respecting the following principles:
As an organization, we work in collaboration with all individuals and groups, for-profits and non-profit corporations, the governments to reduce poverty and inequality, subject only to the policies and priorities set by our governing bodies.
We are democratic, politically non partisan and non sectarian in our work.
We are open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with and with each other.
The positions we take will be based on sound, objective and professional analysis and high standards of research.
We do not accept funding that does not compromise our ability to address issues freely, thoroughly and objectively.
We provide accurate and timely reports of our activities to our stakeholders, partners and funders.
We respect and encourage respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms enshrined in Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Charters of Rights and Freedoms, and UN Charters of Rights.
Those guiding principles are adopted by BIES’s Board of Directors on 4th January 2012.