Who We Are
TAIBU Community Health Centre (CHC) is a multidisciplinary, non-for-profit, community led organization established to serve the Black Community across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population. We are located in the Malvern neighbourhood of Scarborough in Ontario. TAIBU also serves all the residents of the Malvern neighbourhood bounded by McCowan Rd to the West, Pickering Town line to the East, Highway 401 to the South and Steeles Avenue to the North.
TAIBU is a Kiswahili word is used by well-wishers as a greeting that means, “Be in Good Health”. The name encapsulates the vision of TAIBU, which is promoting “healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities creating our own solution.”
TAIBU Community Health Centre provides comprehensive primary healthcare in combination with health promotion programs and activities. We also work in close partnership with other community-based health and social services.
VISION, MISSION, VALUES STATEMENTS
Statement of Purpose
TAIBU Community Health Centre is at the forefront of the delivery of community health and social services to Black communities across the Greater Toronto Area. Our work aims to improve, promote and protect the health and well-being for Black populations through quality and culturally designed primary health care services and strategies.
TAIBU Community Health Centre provides primary health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and residents of the our local community of Malvern. Recognizing that systemic oppression has fostered conditions of ill-health with Black communities, we strive to deliver these services through intersectional, equity based and culturally affirming practices which promote holistic wellness, health education, and prevention.
Achieving and maintaining health through community development, knowledge exchange, empowerment and the elimination of systemic racism and other forms of prejudice and discrimination in healthcare
- Leadership – Leadership of Black communities is essential to provide sustained and equitable access to high quality primary health care services.
- Community Driven – We strive to be transparent and accountable to the communities we serve
- Africentricity – We recognize the rights of people of African descent to strive for self determination
- Quality – Our programs and services are evidence informed and reflect a high standard of quality