About Us – Our Story

The Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Drop-In Centre (DBNC), was founded in 1988 by concerned members of the community to enhance the quality of life of those residing in the Dixie Bloor area.

Located in the Burnhamthorpe Library building, DBNC has been an institution in the Peel region for our timely and responsive service delivery to newcomers, families, youth, children, seniors, and job seekers. All our programs are free of charge and strive to meet the needs of the community.

  • Staff, Volunteers and Our People

    Staff, volunteers, and neighbours work together to identify and discuss issues and concerns, develop and provide services and programs to meet the needs of the community, and promote community participation. Board meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month and are open to the community.

Board of Directors

DBNC would like to thank and acknowledge our Board of Directors, who have guided and shaped our goals and vision for the organization. Their ongoing support has allowed us to successfully serve our community with the integrity it deserves.

Our Board of Directors are:

Rashmi Sheth
Board Chair/ President

Saleem Chattergoon
Vice Chair/ President

Dan Nguyen

Kelly McDonald

Gurpreet Jassal
Staying on in an advisory capacity for 1 year

Priya Shan

Nkky Egwuenu

Teresa Landry

Oscar Moody

Kurt Henry
Member – Former Treasurer

Priyanka Sheth
DBNC Executive Director

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To enhance quality of life with impactful services and engaging programs that build stronger and progressive communities.


Build a stronger progressive community.

DEI Statement

We uphold and advance principles of diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization – every individual that engages with DBNC feels that their diverse perspectives, experiences and cultures are valued. Safe spaces and opportunities are created for all to voice their thoughts respectfully, to learn and develop a deeper understanding of one another.

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Meet the Team

Priyanka Sheth
Executive Director
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Barbara Janik
Employment Manager
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Gary Gu
Operations Manager – Administration and IT Services
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Hameed Shaheer
Community Health Manager
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Lindel Merraro
Settlement Manager
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Magdalena Diaz
Community and Family Services Manager
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Maria Ivanova

LINC Manager
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Prathi Pararajasingam
Outreach and Development Manager
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Suzanne Malone
Human Resources Manager
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Looking to join our team?

DBNC needs dynamic people like you!

Accessibility Standards

We aim to provide an environment that is accessible and friendly to all our clients.

Our Policy On Accessible Client Service

This policy establishes that goods and services provided by DBNC shall be provided to all community members, including with disabilities, according to the following principles.

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Multi Year Accessibility Plan

This plan was developed to comply with requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005). It will be submitted to the Province of Ontario in accordance with the reporting requirements of the AODA. This accessibility plan outlines the policies and actions that DBNC will put in place to improve full access to and participation in all aspects of the Centre for people with disabilities.

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People Served
Online LINC English classes
Seniors improved their computer skills
Adult newcomers learned English/mastered computer skills

Let’s talk!

Please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or comments about any of our programs and services by selecting the department you wish to contact from the menu and completing the form. A representative from that program will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Partners