Bring CHRIST into the marketplace and
win the marketplace for CHRIST
We are a community of business people and professionals committed to living out Christian values and being change agents in the marketplace. We accomplish this through a process of ongoing personal conversion, a commitment to professional excellence, community, and nation-building, the practice of justice and integrity, and responsible care for all entrusted to us.
Our Core Values
Love for God
Our highest priority is to love God. This means that the quality and strength of all our other relationships and undertakings should be founded on a deep personal relationship with the Lord. We live out this core value through a consistent prayer life, regular reading of Scripture, faithful observance of the Sacraments, and the leading of an orderly life, a life that is constantly examined, renewed and balanced in the areas of relationships (family & others), finances, intellectual development, health, and spiritual growth.
Commitment to the Lord's work
We know the BCBP has the distinct task of bringing our Lord into the marketplace. We carry this out by bringing fellow businessmen and professionals into the community, by our own personal witnessing in our places of work, and taking an active part in the transformation of business organizations.
Love for Community and Country
Love for community essentially means loving our brothers and sisters in the BCBP. We show this love by being present and participating in all chapter life activities as well as community-wide gatherings. We show this love through the generous giving of our time, our talents and financial support. In all of these, we are submitted to human authority which, in faith, we know flows from the ultimate authority of our Lord.
Since 1980, when the group first gathered for breakfast in Makati, Philippines, the BCBP Breakfast has served as a venue for something greater than just a meeting and a good meal. It is a place to meet your peers. But it is also an opportunity to listen to sharers testifying how God has touched their family, personal, business, and professional lives.
From its beginnings in the Philippines, the BCBP Breakfast has grown and taken root in Canada, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific Region.
BCBP Canada officially started with its first Breakfast on October 27, 2012 in Mississauga. As the group held regular breakfasts every month, it also brought in new members through the Brotherhood Christian Life Program. The organization’s exponential growth led to its elevation from an Outreach to a Chapter in October 2014, just two years after it started.
The BCBP GTA Chapter continued to grow over the years and it prompted the expansion to the GTA East and West Chapters in October 2018.
Today the BCBP GTA East Chapter holds its monthly Breakfast on the second Saturday of the month, while the Toronto Central Mission holds it on the fourth Saturday of the month.
In Canada, BCBP is federally incorporated and registered as a not-for-profit charitable organization and is recognized by the Archdiocese of Toronto, as well as the Dioceses of Hamilton, Edmonton, and Vancouver. It now has regular breakfasts in the Greater Toronto West, Greater Toronto East, GTA Southwest, Durham, Brampton, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto Central, and Waterloo.