The Beating Heart of a Community


Bibi is a mother, wife, and community staple in the Malvern area. Born in Guyana and immigrated to Canada in the ’90s, Bibi has sowed her roots and presence in Scarborough. Living in the Malvern community for more than 15 years, Bibi has become a staple in her neighbourhood. Understanding the impact of community and obstacles of migration, Bibi helps in any way that she can by helping her neighbours through material goods, directing them to services, and offering friendship and companionship. Bibi loves the Scarborough community. When she first arrived, Scarborough was the first place that welcomed her and opened its doors. She describes Malvern to have a huge sense of diversity, multiculturalism, acceptance, and belonging. She enjoys how Malvern holds a wide array of benefits that serve her and her family. From education, transportation, medical needs, to even finding Guyanese food items at her local grocery store! Bibi is a community builder and she is teaching the next generation to take pride in their Guyanese roots and heritage.

Bibi: Narrative Audio Clip

We gave Bibi a disposable camera to capture the sights, sounds, and experiences that feel like Agincourt. Here are her photos: