A little bit more

About US

In January of 2005, Rick Bauman was the sole Canadian in a group of 21 US insurance agents. He went on a house building trip to Nicaragua sponsored by Bridges to Community, a Westchester, New York based charity. He was so taken with the experience that he vowed to return the next year with a group of Canadian insurance brokers.

And he did. In January, 2006, a group of seven Canadians traveled to Las Conchitas, Nicaragua, built two houses and formed Vision #1 (2007-2012) to build 100 houses within the next five years. Bridges to Community Canada was created in 2006 and house #100 was dedicated in January of 2012!

We have recently completed Vision #2 (2013-2017) to raise $1,000,000 and in partnership with the district of Jinotega in northern Nicaragua, build another 100 houses, 80 latrines, two schools and a library in the communities of El Sasle and El Mojon.

The first project in El Sasle was completed and dedicated on February 21, 2013 – a three room school addition which will allow the community to expand their overcrowded school to accommodate 70 new students raising the total to 250!

Our New Vision (2017-2022)

We have just clarified the new vision with a commitment to raising $1,500,000.00 to support the construction of 100 homes and biodigestors and to launch an exciting new Economic Development Program – more to follow on this!

Beyond a charitable donation


All our work is directed by strong



We are passionate about making a positive, sustainable impact on the poverty in Nicaragua


We tell the BTCC story to anyone who will listen


We respect the people and communities with whom we work


We continuously build our community of supporters


We believe we are truly blessed and we share our gifts generously


We provide the greatest possible value to our beneficiaries in Nicaragua by keeping our administration expenses at a minimum

Helping us make a difference


Brookstone Insurance
Harvard Western Insurance
Falcon Lumber
Reliance Insurance
Pembridge Insurance
Gluskin Sheff
Cypher Systems Group
Flor de Cana
Inact Insurance
Intellectual Capital Coaching
RSA Group